Elections Office: County registration surges to 96.3%


CLAY COUNTY – Registration is the first step in participation. It’s a phrase that’s heard around the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office almost daily.

And it’s more than just lip service.

An article published in the Florida Business Daily last week, claims that 75.87% of Clay County residents were old enough to vote in 2017. Based on the August U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. According to the Elections Office reporting, in August of 2017, 96.3% of all eligible Clay County residents were registered to vote.

This is a testament to the outreach efforts of the office to ensure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

“It takes an organized effort by our Election Worker Coordinator, Thunder Nkere, and our Community Services Coordinator, Heather Stewart, as well as our amazing volunteers, to coordinate voter registration drives and community events in order to reach as many Clay County residents as possible,” said Supervisor Chris H. Chambless.

The Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office uses these events to register new voters, or for those who need to update their registration, and to pass out informational materials about upcoming elections. With the 2020 elections season on the horizon, and Clay County’s rapid population growth, they recognize these efforts are more important than ever.

Chambless said: “You won’t find a greater advocate for the voting process than the Supervisor of Elections Office, and we strive every day to meet that need.”

The Elections Office will have booth at Orange Park’s Fall Festival on October 19- 20. We encourage everyone to stop by to check their voter information, register if they’re a new voter, to pick up election information, or are interested in becoming an Election Worker.


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