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Bay County Election Officials Ready For "Super Tuesday"

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Voters in four Bay County municipalities will go to the polls on April 16 – "Super Tuesday."

Springfield and Parker will elect mayors.  City commission seats are being contested in those cities as well as Panama City and Mexico Beach.  More than 15,000 registered voters are eligible to cast ballots.

"We're ready," said Mark Andersen, Supervisor of Elections.  Members of his staff traveled to all four polling locations on Monday to unload voting machines, election equipment and supplies.  Precinct captains, clerks and poll workers will arrive at their designated stations at 5:45 a.m. to complete the setup before voters arrive.

Voters should take a photo ID to the polling station and familiarize themselves with the ballot ahead of time, Andersen said.  He also urged Panama City voters to make sure they reside in Ward IV, the only contested seat on the commission.  "When we went through redistricting there were some boundaries that changed a little bit," said Andersen.  "It's so critical to just know what you're allowed to do and what you're not allowed to do before the election day... just be prepared."

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Panama City:  West Side Men's Club
  • Parker:  Community Building
  • Springfield:  Community Center
  • Mexico Beach:  Civic Center

Voters can call the Supervisor of Elections office (784-6100) or visit for more information.