Election Results after Heavy Midterm Turnout at Polls in Palm Beach

R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director  |  Our Town  |  Politics  |  November 7, 2018

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%

 

Yes on 13 campaigners at North Precinct

North Precincts

Voters at Central Precinct

Voters at Central Precinct

South Precinct

South Precinct

Campaign Signs at South Precinct

Campaign Signs at South Precinct

 

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