By Jessie R. Box
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Early voting for the General Election begins Saturday, Oct. 25 and will end Saturday, Nov. 1 at four different locations. The four locations to early vote are the Madison Courthouse Annex building, located on Pinckney Street; the Greenville Senior Citizens Building, located at Onslow Street in Greenville; Lee City Hall, located at CR 255 in Lee; and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department, located at Persimmon Drive in Pinetta. The early voting sites are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madison County voters can vote at any of the four locations. Early voting is not like Election Day where you have to vote at your precinct. If you live in Greenville but are visiting family in Lee on one of these days, you can vote at Lee City Hall. On the ballot for the General Election are Representative in Congress for District 3; Governor and Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Chief Financial Officer; Commissioner of Agriculture; District Court of Appeal Judges and School Board Member for District 1. On the ballot are also three amendments for the public to decide on. No. 1 is to decide whether to dedicate funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands. No. 2 is to decide the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. No. 3 is a proposed amendment that requires the Governor to prospectively fill vacancies in a judicial office to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election.