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Friday, October 7, 2022

Vote totals continue to climb as tri-county residents head to polls

A total of 24.57 percent of voters in Sumter County have cast their ballots thus far in the lead up to the Aug. 23 primary.

The Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Office reports that as of Wednesday evening 28,424 of the county’s 115,674 eligible voters have cast their ballots. On Wednesday, 1,596 Sumter County voters showed up at the polls while another 1,169 mail-in ballots were received.

In Lake County, 8.75 percent of the electorate has voted. That includes 23,821 ballots cast among 272,213 eligible voters.

Marion County has thus far recorded a turnout of 11.28 percent. That is 30,111 ballots cast among 266,967 eligible voters.

Representing the Developer or the residents?

A Village of Belvedere resident looks the the Florida House race and asks if the candidates will represent the Developer of The Villages or the residents of the community.

A question of leadership

A Village of Hemingway resident, in a Letter to the Editor, poses a question about leadership.

Angry people strike out in angry ways

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Rio Grande resident warns angry people can strike out in angry ways and cites a frequent letter writer to Vilages-News.com.

Floridians must demand an end to lawsuit abuse

The executive director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse argues that it’s time for residents of the Sunshine State to stand up and demand change.

DeSantis using Hurricane Ian to raise his national profile

The director or Faith in Florida contends that Gov. Ron DeSantis is using Hurricane Ian to enhance his national profile. Read her Letter to the Editor.