Chestnut led with nearly 51% of the 12,280 ballots cast while Howland had about 49%, according to preliminary results. Out of the 90,080 eligible voters, only 12,280 voted, or 13.6%, a 0.55% increase compared to the November special election.
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Ninguno de los candidatos recibió más del 50% de los votos, lo que resultó en una segunda vuelta necesaria el 25 de enero. Chestnut recibió el 46% de los votos, con una ventaja de 560 sobre Howland, que recibió el 41%. Más del 13% de los casi 90,000 votantes elegibles de Gainesville asistieron a las elecciones, según la Oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones.
Neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote, which resulted in a necessary runoff election on Jan. 25. Chestnut received 46% of the votes, with a 560 lead over Howland, who received 41%. More than 13% of the nearly 90,000 eligible Gainesville voters turned out in the election, according to the Supervisor of Elections Office.
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