Voters Discuss Hot Topics at "Souls to the Polls"
Alachua County, FL -- Voters brought their "souls to the polls" Sunday.
In an event hosted by the NAACP in Bo Diddley Community Plaza, voters mingled with candidates and asked the tough questions. After getting those questions answered, some voters made their way across the street to fill out their ballots.
County Commission, County Judge, even School Board candidates were present and voters discussed everything from environmental concerns to pay raises and poverty. But the issue of education seemed to dominate conversation.
"I'm concerned about the educational state of our community, our children, especially those that are falling behind and that we seem to be focused on kids passing FCAT, but they haven't learned the basics," said voter Beatrice Long-Richardson.
Overall, 1,529 people turned out to the polls this weekend in Alachua County, and primary elections are on August 26th.
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