Black Voters

A steady stream of folks have been making their way to the supervisor of elections’ office to cast their votes in the General Election.

Four years ago the county made headlines when some 1,800 votes were not counted. Still, residents say they're not going to let the past dictate their future.

Emanuel Sapp, a Gadsden County voter, says, "We're talking about the future. I think the future beholds a correct ballot, a correct [count] for each voter in Gadsden County and abroad."

In fact, some folks in Gadsden County credit the supervisor of elections for getting new machines and informing them about the election process.

Richard McGriff, a Gadsden County voter, says, "We have Shirley Knight as our supervisor of elections and everybody feels and knows that she's going to make sure those votes count. We're not going to be misrepresented."

And judging from the folks who are in line Monday casting their ballots, some believe this election could be signed, sealed and delivered.

Leola Francis says, "Too many people died so that we might have the right to vote and so if we don't take advantage of voting, their efforts were in vain."

These African-American voters want to remind people that every vote counts, especially during this presidential election, but most importantly in Gadsden County where history could be made in the sheriff's race.


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