2020 Elections

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office exterior
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

As the possibility of another close presidential race looms in Florida, elections supervisors in eight large counties have gone to a state appeals court in a dispute about whether they should be required to preserve digital images generated when voters cast ballots.

More Than A Half Million Floridians Have Already Voted In Presidential Primary

Feb 24, 2020
Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

More than 500,000 Floridians, or about a quarter of the 2.07 million who have requested mail-in ballots, have already cast votes in the March 17 presidential primary elections.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta is pictured.
News Service of Florida

Delivering a harsh rebuke to Gov. Ron DeSantis, an appeals court on Wednesday upheld a federal judge’s decision that the state cannot bar voting by felons who can’t afford to pay court-ordered fees and fines.

This photo from the Duval County GOP shows some of the damage Saturday after a man drove his van through a campaign tent.
Duval County GOP

Widespread condemnation has been pouring in since a weekend attack against Republican Party volunteers signing up voters at the Walmart Supercenter at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.

BRENDAN RIVERS / WJCT NEWS

A proposal in the legislature could change how recounts are conducted in Florida. The measure hinges on an auditing system that at least one local supervisor says is better at accessing digital copies of paper ballots than what's currently being used.

Photo of Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle cook
Altantic Beach Police Department

Atlantic Beach Police Chief Michelle Cook has joined a crowded field looking to become Clay County’s next sheriff.

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL 3) has announced he will retire at the end of his current term, which will conclude when the 116th Congress closes in January 2021. His seat will be on the ballot during next year's presidential election.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Democrat LaShonda "LJ" Holloway launched her bid to unseat Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL 5) Tuesday. She noted she's a candidate from Jacksonville running against the Tallahassee-based incumbent.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Nearly 6,000 inactive voters in Camden County, Ga. are in danger of not being able to participate in the state’s presidential preference primary next spring unless they let the elections office know they’re still around.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Donna Deegan announced her candidacy to run as a Democrat against incumbent Jacksonville area Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL4), Thursday morning on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

Democrats: Trump's Decision To Become Florida Resident Shows State's Importance

Nov 1, 2019

Florida Democrats are crediting the Sunshine State’s significance in next year’s election for President Donald Trump’s decision to declare himself a full-time Florida man.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
GOV. RON DESANTIS TRANSITION TEAM

A large majority of voters approve of the job Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing, according to the University of North Florida’s Opinion Research Lab.

PBS NewsHour

The latest public opinion poll by researchers at the University of North Florida finds Democratic and Republican voters pretty evenly split on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump.

Florida Increased Minimum Wage Issue On Verge Of Hitting Ballot Threshold

Oct 21, 2019
Left to right: US Rep. Matt Gaetz, John Morgan, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez.
Christian Simmons / WMFE

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour are on the verge of submitting enough petition signatures to get on the November 2020 ballot.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Election supervisors are reminding Floridians: Signatures change over time.

Florida Democrats Say Voter Registration Is Key For 2020

Oct 14, 2019
Florida Democrats / Via Twitter

If Florida Democrats could sum up the state party’s early 2020 strategy in three words, they would be registration, registration, registration.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Clay County Supervisor of Elections wants voters to know a mailer from the nonprofit Voter Participation Center (VCP) did not originate in his office.