Tuesday marked the first day of advanced voting in both the Trenton City regular election and Dade County special called election.

Turnout appears to be low, even considering that it is the first day voters were able to cast their ballots. Luwanna Vaughn of the Dade County Board of Elections provided the statistics of both early voters and absentee ballots; There have been a total of 24 advanced voters county-wide; 18 County voters and 6 City voter, with a total of 3 absentee ballots issued. Zero of the absentee ballots have been returned.

As a reminder:

Advanced voting times are now 9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday with 2 Saturday opportunities (also between 9-5) starting Saturday, the 16th. Voting for both elections is being held at 71 Case Avenue, Trenton.

All registered voters in the County may vote in the special called election for the District 4 seat; and if you are registered in the city, you may vote for both races. Attached is a preview of the questions on the ballot. If you are voting in either election, bring your registered ID.

by Orey Yates