UPDATED: Our voter guides for Aug. 23 election
Election Day has finally arrived. If you’re not sure about the local candidates or issues, you might find answers in Jacksonville Today’s voter guides. You can find them all here.
- Jacksonville sheriff: Five candidates — four Democrats and one Republican — are vying to fill the Jacksonville sheriff’s seat after Mike Williams’ resignation earlier this summer. All Duval voters can vote in the August sheriff’s race, regardless of party affiliation.
- Duval school tax: An explainer on the property tax referendum for Duval Schools. How much would it add to your tax bill? How would the millions in extra revenue be used? And why is the district asking voters to approve a property tax increase at the same time the district’s state-mandated millage rate is going down?
- Duval School Board District 2: Two candidates are running: incumbent Elizabeth Andersen and April Carney, who’s endorsed by Moms for Liberty and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
- Duval School Board District 6: Challenger Tanya Hardaker and incumbent Charlotte Joyce are the only two candidates, the August primary will determine the outcome.
- Jacksonville City Council Districts 7 and 9: Nine candidates are vying for the seats as sitting council members Reggie Gaffney and Garrett Dennis have resigned to run for the Florida Legislature. District 7 includes Downtown, Springfield, the Eastside and parts of the Northside. District 9 encompasses Murray Hill and parts of the Westside and Northside. All voters in each district can vote in August, regardless of party affiliation; view your sample ballot to see if you’re eligible to vote in district 7 or 9.
- Florida House District 14: Four Democrats are running with no Republican opposition and a write-in candidate who will not be on the ballot, so it’s virtually guaranteed that the Democrat who wins the primary will get the seat. (Watch a recording of Jacksonville Today's forum with the candidates.)
More voter guides are in the works. Check back for updates.