City of Midway Prepare for Elections

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

UPDATE - April 26, 2011- 11:00pm

There was a low turn out at the polls Today in Midway--but still, the elections went on as planned.

City Manager, Agatha Muse Salters says there is usually over 600 people who vote but this time around 500 came out to pick their next City Council Members.

That's only about 25% of registered voters in the Midway area.

Folk's cast their ballots on electronic machines with no reported glitches.

Isome Francis, a voter says,"With new blood in the office, if they could get some new blood in the office, it would change the whole aspect of this city."

Felisa Lindsey, a voter says."Voting is very important... it's our History."

May 5th the Council Members will vote for the next Mayor of Midway.

Campaign signs are all over the city of Midway as residents prepare for Tuesday's city council elections. And some residents say the politics have gone too far.

Midway resident Isome Francis says, "If you put yourself in a bad predicament, and people cut you up to make you look bad for themselves to look good. Nine times out of ten what goes around comes around."

City council member Delores Madison who is up for re-election says she's one of the candidates being targeted. A campaign flyer going around paid for by council member Jerrod Holton says Madison voted NO to police protection and she used $30,000 of the city money's to travel - all of which Madison says is not true.

Madison says, "My main focus is to serve the citizens of Midway. I'm a strong advocate for the police department. We do have a new police chief coming on board and the allegations about me traveling and spending over $30,000 of the city's money is completely false."

Holton says all of information in the flyer is accurate and he just wants voters to be informed.

The city's mayor held a press conference earlier this month to clarify that another flyer, put out by Holton and others, did not reflect the views of city officials as a whole.

City manager Agatha Salters says, "Campaigns bring out sometime the worst of us and the best of us. And I just ask my staff because whoever God's will, we will have to work with them."

Voters can cast their ballots tomorrow from 7am - 7pm at the Midway City Hall.

There are nine candidates running for city council seats in four districts in Midway. Stay tuned to our website, for election results.

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  • by james Location: midway on May 1, 2011 at 12:48 AM
    so why is the counsil gets to pick the mayor and not the citizens? that is seriously WRONG!!!
  • by Baylee Location: Midway on Apr 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    Congratulations to both Jerrod and Charlie! Ms. Cato, hang in there....the best is yet to come! Dolly Madison, your time is will not continue to make under the table deals and get away with them. To Chuck Willis...your time is just about up! Maybe you can use the spare time that you'll have to take some speech and grammar classes. To the citizens of Midway...hold is on the way! To the Citizens of is on the way!
  • by Anonymous Location: Gadsden on Apr 26, 2011 at 04:45 PM
    Humm, was this someone somebody knew or did he have to leave from whereever he came from?
  • by Fred Location: Gadsden on Apr 26, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    Guess they didn't publish my last comment. A new chief of police was announced April 25th. It was some guy from Georgia. I thought the position had to be a Florida certified law enforcement person?
  • by JIm Location: Gadsden County on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    One of Gadsden County reality shows.........Tune in again.
  • by Trucker Location: I-10 on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    There's lots of lizards in the lots of Midway!
  • by Fred Location: Gadsden on Apr 26, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    Deep Roots, who will be the new police chief?
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      by deep roots on Apr 26, 2011 at 03:48 PM in reply to Fred
      I think his name is Marcus Williams and was a previous Police Chief in some parts of Georgia
  • by wanna know Location: tallahassee on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:29 PM
    How is someone gonna run for city council for the city of Midway when they have a lot of drama going on around them and their family.The city of Midway need someone with good intentions to run their community and set good examples for the elderly,children and all ethical backgrounds.To choose the right person for the job would be to make sure the person you vote for will do what they say..
  • by The truth Location: Midway on Apr 25, 2011 at 08:51 PM
    Agatha is a complete JOKE. I bet you she is misappropriating funds, which she was fired from LEON county for. She is just scared and should have remained neutral. Let's get a competent city manager....ONE WHO LIVES IN THE CITY.
  • by miss Big Location: M/way on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:45 PM
    midway is a total joke ,,,just look around ,and see what uses is puttting up with from that bunch,,,they be a bunch of clowns
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