Hernando County supervisor of elections: Elizabeth Townsend (D), Shirley Anderson (R)

Published Oct. 18, 2012

The race to fill the seat of retiring Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams comes down to Republican Shirley Anderson, who won her primary election, and Democrat Elizabeth Townsend. Though the supervisor's race doesn't usually attract a lot of attention, this year's contest has had its heated moments, first when Anderson was admonished for entering a polling place without authorization during the August primary. Anderson's camp then accused Townsend, who works as operations director for the supervisor of elections, of parking her campaign-adorned vehicle too close to the entrance of a polling location.