News and Events

Clay County Supervisor of Elections Partners
with Clay County Student Working Against Tobacco
September 14, 2013

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL- Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office recently partnered with the Clay County SWAT program to facilitate the State SWAT Youth Advocacy Board elections.

Each year, a regional SWAT training brings together 21 Northeast Florida counties to learn about tobacco industry marketing tactics, develop leadership skills and annually elect representatives to serve on the SWAT Youth Advocacy Board. This year the regional training was held in Clay County and brought the unique opportunity to partner with the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Clay County SOE
From L to R: Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, Emily Manis (Levy County
YAB Member), Aser Civilus (Clay County YAB Member), Melissa Boyles (Flagler County YAB Member)

Elections Supervisor Chris Chambless provided five voting booths, the actual voting machine, and official ballots for the SWAT election. Mr. Chambless spoke to the youth participants about the importance of voting as it is an additional vehicle to make positive change in your community. He thanked the Youth Advocacy Board candidates for their desire to serve, as holding an elected or public office is an act of extreme dedication to a specific cause or community.

The Clay County SWAT program is incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to work with such a great community partner and recognizes Mr. Chambless as a community champion dedicated to improving the lives of our youth!