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Story and Photos By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- All three polling locations in Palm Beach had lines waiting at 7 a.m. Turnout was heavier than it has been for any Midterm election in recent memory in town.

Police were posted at the polls around town.  Election results below:

ELECTION RESULTS

Winners are in Bold

U.S. Senator
Rick Scott (R) 4,073,436   50.2%
Bill Nelson (D) 4,039,001 49.8%

Governor
Ron DeSantis (R) 4,051,715   49.7%
Andrew Gillum (D) 3,996,384   49.0%

Attorney General
Ashley Moody (R) 4,206,577   52.3%
Sean Shaw (D) 3,698,644   46.0%

Chief Financial Officer
Jimmy Patronis (R) 4,126,477   51.9%
Jeremy Ring (D) 3,825,499   48.1%

Commissioner of Agriculture
Matt Caldwell (R) 4,000,819   50.1%
Nicole Fried (D) 3,983,882   49.9%

Circuit Judge

Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit, Group 13
Scott Kerner 244,704   54.3%
Alcolya St. Juste 205,987   45.7%

Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit, Group 18
Maxine Cheesman 262,953   59.0%
Marybel Coleman 183,072   41.0%

Circuit Judge 15th Judicial Circuit, Group 25
Michael McAuliffe 187,611   41.8%
Sarah Willis 261,569   58.2%

Circuit Judge 19th Judicial Circuit, Group 19
Robert Meadows 144,245   60.3%
Nirlaine Smartt 95,108   39.7%

Constitutional Amendments

To pass, a constitutional amendment must receive 60% of the vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Property tax exemption
Yes 4,522,431   58.1%
No 3,262,656   41.9%

Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Property tax limits
Yes 5,115,946   66.5%
No 2,579,241   33.5%

Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Gambling
Yes 5,624,93   71.5%
No 2,247,212   28.5%

Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Felon voting
Yes 5,097,372   64.5%
No 2,808,557   35.5%

Constitutional Amendment No. 5: Supermajority for taxes
Yes 5,122,546   65.8%
No 2,667,035   34.2%

Constitutional Amendment No. 7: First responder benefits
Yes 5,105,267   65.8%
No 2,657,129   34.2%

Constitutional Amendment No. 9: Offshore drilling, vaping
Yes 5,362,159   68.8%
No 2,428,263   31.2%

Constitutional Amendment No. 10: Elected local officials
Yes 4,809,426   63.2%
No 2,800,934   36.8%

Constitutional Amendment No. 11: Property rights
Yes 4,638,268   62.1%
No 2,829,970   37.9%

Constitutional Amendment No. 12: Ethics changes
Yes 6,063,186   78.9%
No 1,620,195   21.1%

Constitutional Amendment No. 13: Dog racing
Yes 5,355,606   69.0%
No 2,407,369   31.0%

County Judge Group 4
Allegra Fung 208,509   47.0%
Ashley Zuckerman 235,458   53.0%

Palm Beach Schools Question

Palm Beach schools question -- Increase special property tax?
Yes 370,959   72.3%
No 142,189   27.7%

Election day photos:

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North Precincts

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South Precinct Campaign Signs

Press

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