Florida Votes 2020: What To Expect In The Hernando County Primary Election

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By summer’s end, Floridians will vote to make elective change at the local, state and national level. If you are a voter in Hernando County, here is everything you need to know about the local race.

Election day for the Hernando County primary is Aug. 18. Registered voters, with proper identification, may cast ballots at a polling place — from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — within their respective district, or precinct. Find yours here.

The deadline to register for the 2020 Primary Election is July 20. The deadline to register for the 2020 General Election — on Nov. 3 — is Oct. 5. Citizens may update or register voter information various ways: online or by printing and mailing or dropping off this physical registration form to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections office. For information on mail-in, or absentee ballots, click here.

Who is on the ballot in Hernando County?

The last day candidates could officially qualify was June 12. The italicized names denote a candidate’s incumbent status, if applicable.

Hernando County Commission: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Isaiah Christian Haddon
Democrat $0
Mark Johnson
Republican $11,500.44
Beth Narverud
Republican $13,375
Nicholas W. Nicholson
Republican $10,000
Joseph ‘Joe’ Swilley, Sr.
Republican $12,850

 

Hernando County Commission: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
John Allocco
Republican $36,310
Burton F. Melaugh
Republican $1,089.54

 

Hernando County Commission: District 5
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Michael Burmann
Non-partisan  $3,000
Steve Champion
Republican  $51,065
Kevin Hohn
Republican  $27,470

 

Hernando County School Board: District 2
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Charles L W Helm
Non-partisan $1,720
Linda K Prescott
Non-partisan $1,560

 

Hernando County School Board: District 4
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Gus Guadagnino
Non-partisan $1,495

 

Hernando County Judge: Group 4 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Kurt E Hitzemann
Non-partisan  $6,200

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Douglas Allen Chorvat, Jr.
Republican $810

 

Property Appraiser
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
John Emerson
Republican $9,300

 

Sheriff
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Al Nienhuis
Republican $42,076.15
James Terry
Republican $34,288.27

 

Supervisor of Elections
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Shirley Anderson
Republican $500

 

Tax Collector
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Sally Daniel
Republican $600

Find the comprehensive list of candidates’ self-reported campaign finances here.

About Jasmine Dahlby

Jasmine is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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