Republicans outnumber Democrats two-to-one. During the Florida gubernatorial election , Scott visited The Villages on the eve of the election to rally votes.
The Villages currently operates 12 CDDs. Ten of the 12 CDDs cover the various areas of The Village where residents own homes, and provide and maintain the roads and transportation paths, storm water systems and structures, underground utilities, curbs and gutters, and street lights.
The costs of building and maintaining this infrastructure are paid for by annual special assessments included in the property tax bill. District residents including landowners who have yet to build on their property elect the members of the District Board of Supervisors. The current district setup is as follows: The cost of operations is funded by amenity and utility fees that residents pay monthly. VCCDD also provides for the maintenance of common areas and roadways for the commercial areas within its boundaries.
The cost of maintenance in the commercial areas is funded through commercial maintenance assessments. The cost of operations is funded by amenity fees that residents pay monthly. This CDD also provides for the maintenance of common areas and roadways for the commercial areas within its boundaries.
Thus, the five-member Board of Supervisors for each district is composed of the developer's employees or affiliates. The majority of the costs are paid for via the monthly amenities fee assessed to residents the facilities are owned by the centralized CDDs discussed above. List of golf courses in The Villages The centerpiece of The Villages is its numerous assortment of golf courses. The ability to play "Free Golf for Life" is a key component of The Villages advertising campaigns though technically the statement is inaccurate as the costs are covered by the mandatory monthly amenity fees assessed on each residential lot.
The majority 36 of the courses  are executive golf courses , all of which are 9-hole layouts. It is these courses at which residents of The Villages can play "free golf for life" i. Residents of The Villages are automatically members of these clubs; however, unlike the executive courses residents must pay greens fees to play the courses and the clubs charge for priority tee times.
In September , a putt and play multi-functional facility in the Village of Fenney opened. This includes a lake stocked with fish and fishing poles, a walking trail, and an area to play croquet and lawn bowling.
In addition, The Villages operates numerous recreation centers. There are three classes of centers the number shown are as of March and are based on the types of swimming pools offered: Neighborhood Centers 32; these centers offer local adult-only pools as well as bocce, horseshoe, and shuffleboard courts  Village Centers 17; these centers offer family pools except for Silverlake, which has no pool , facilities with billiard meeting rooms and full kitchens, bocce , horseshoe , and shuffleboard courts, plus tennis and pickleball courts  Regional Centers eight; these centers offer resident-only sports pools except for Paradise, which offers a family pool , larger venues with stages for theatrical and musical productions, and many of the same features as the village centers; all but two also operate fitness centers for which a membership must be purchased  The Villages operates 11 parks, dog parks, and fitness trails, which are separate from the recreation centers.
The Villages has become a popular spot for many artists. In April , The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, a venue with over 1, seats, opened to much fanfare. Some of the most popular are location focused and based upon where a resident grew up, dance clubs, genealogy clubs, singles clubs, sports clubs, a Beatlemaniacs club, and gardening clubs.