ALACHUA COUNTY ‒ Unofficial election results are in for the City of High Springs Commission race.
Ross Ambrose won Seat One with 1,341 votes representing 38.46 percent against Sharon Decker, who received 1,181 votes representing 33.87 percent and Janet Evans who received 965 votes representing 27.67 percent of the vote. Total votes cast for Seat One were 3,487.
Incumbent Gloria James was victorious in Seat Two garnering 1,343 votes representing 38.25 percent, against Zachary Walter, who received 1,268 votes representing 36.12 percent and Katherine S. Weitz who received 900 votes representing 25.63 percent of votes. A total of 3,511 votes were cast for this seat.
The hotly contested Alachua County Charter Amendment regarding the County taking control of the Growth Management Area was close and may require a recount. Initial results indicate that 128,479 votes were cast for this issue with 64,327 (50.07 percent) voting Yes and 64,152 voters (49.93 percent) voting No.
A notice on the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections web page reads:
“The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office is preparing for a likely recount of the County Charter Amendment Establishing County Growth Management Area referenda.
“If ordered by the Alachua County Canvassing Board, the recount in Alachua County will begin with a public logic and accuracy test at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 8, with the recount process beginning immediately thereafter. Our office will remain open until the recount is complete.”
According to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office Alachua County has 190,451 eligible voters. In this election 143,364 votes were cast, meaning that 75.28 percent of the eligible voters turned out to vote.
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