As of 8:35 p.m., 100 of 125 precincts have reported election results for the 2014 Primary Election.
The polls closed at 7 p.m.
When we delivered our equipment yesterday, 4 of the 125 precincts had no phone service and no power,” said Ann McFall, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections. “We also always have an issue in New Smyrna with clear lines.”
McFall added that 100 reported precincts out of 125 is good at this time.
As of press time some hotly watched results include the Volusia County Council At-Large post. Fo
rmer State Representative and current at-large council member Joyce Cusack is facing off against council member Patricia Northey and Webster Barnaby, a Deltona City Commissioner. Cusack leads the group with 35.03 percent of the vote, followed by Barnaby and Northey who both hold 32.49 percent. Cusack will face whichever candidate of the two pulls ahead on Election Day in November.
Said Cusack upon the preliminary results, “I thank my supporters and will continue to serve.”
Another race being closely watched is the Deland City Commission seat 3. Jessica Davis leads with 73.28 percent of the vote against Krystal Brown who has claimed 26.72 percent.
Said Davis, “So far things are looking good, I have over 73 percent, I feel confident, I feel great and I look forward to serving Deland.”
Ruth Trager leads the City of Daytona Beach-Zone 1 Commission race at 47.51 percent against incumbent Carl Lentz IV holding 27.55 percent and Andrew Moore at 24.94 percent. Either Lentz or Moore will face Trager at the polls on Election Day unless she is able to garner 50 percent of the total votes casts for the seat plus one.
Governor Rick Scott and challenger Charlie Crist have won their primaries and will face off in November.
Also the half-penny sales tax referendum has passed with 64% of the vote.
A full report of local election results can be found at www.volusia.org/elections and will also be printed in this week’s printed edition of the Daytona Times.