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Updated: 9:53 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 | Posted: 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Local elections office considers timeline for redistricting

    Duval County Supervisor's Gateway office
    Stephanie Brown
    Results viewing room at the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Gateway office on November 6, 2012.

    By WOKV Staff

    Twenty-five counties will be impacted by seven congressional districts that are changing under redistricting.

    That's according to Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland.

    Holland says he has been holding telephone conferences with other Superivsor of Elections offices in Florida to try to determine when a special election could be held.

    "This is not just a special election. This is a redistricting at the same time as a general election."

    Holland says the entire election process, from start to finish, takes about 190 days.

    "This is not about taking the same candidate and running in new districts. This is about creating new districts, new qualifying, new time for petitions and everything starts over."

    Holland says all of this would have to happen post-November 4th before anything could be done. He tells WOKV his primary goal is to ensure the November 4th general election runs smoothly.