Candidates set for Bay primary election in August. See who qualified for the 8 races

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This story has been updated to correct a mistake in the original version. Brenda Ruthven is not running for the Bay County School Board District 2 seat in the Aug. 23 primary election. She withdrew from the race on March 3.

PANAMA CITY — With candidate qualifying ending at noon Friday, seven candidates are slated to win their offices unopposed in Bay County's August election, while two candidates will battle for the District 2 seat on the Bay District School Board.

According to Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen, the qualified candidates for the 2022 Primary Election in Bay County, scheduled for Aug. 23, are:

  • Robert Carroll — unopposed, District 2 seat on the Bay County Board of County Commissioners.

  • Doug Moore — unopposed, District 4 seat on the Bay County Board of County Commissioners.

  • Frances Keys Gordon and Ann Leonard — running for the District 2 seat on the Bay District School Board.

  • Christopher Moore — unopposed, District 3 seat on the Bay District School Board.

  • Steve Moss — unopposed, District 5 seat on the Bay District School Board.

  • William Dyer — unopposed, Bay County Judge Group 3.

  • David Dean — unopposed, Seat 2 of the Lake Powell Residential Golf Community Development District.

  • Frank Self — unopposed, Seat 5 of the Lake Powell Residential Golf Community Development District.

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To locate designated voting sites, residents can visit www.bayvotes.org/Election-Info/Election-History-Sample-Ballots.

"The sites don't get listed (on the website anymore) because people need to know where they need to go on election day," Andersen said. "In the past, we had it defaulted because we were under the emergency order of doing other elections (from) Hurricane (Michael) and the (COVID-19) pandemic. ... Now on election day, you need to go to a specific site, and to (find) that you need to log in with your name and address."

Early voting is Aug. 10-20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voter registration deadline is July 25, and the last day to request to vote by mail is Aug. 13.

To register to vote, visit registertovoteflorida.gov/home.

"If you're going to participate in this election, don't wait (until the last minute to register)," Andersen said. "I know there's lots of different discussions out there regarding election integrity. ... If you're questioning it or have concerns over it, call my office. I'd be happy to talk with (you). I'd (also) be happy to give anybody a tour to show them what Bay County does to ensure (the) integrity of (its) elections."

This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Candidate qualifying closes for Bay County primary; 7 win unopposed