Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 21, 2022

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators are raising concerns about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of sitting and former elections officials and experts told the Senate Rules and […]

Appeals court sides with DeSantis on elimination of Black-access North FL congressional district

BY: - May 20, 2022

A court order issued Friday means that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional redistricting plan, which dismantles a North Florida district likely to elect a Black candidate, will be used for this year’s primary and general elections, at least for now. The unsigned order from Florida’s First District Court of Appeal dissolved Circuit Judge Layne Smith’s injunction […]

For a second time, judge blocks state from using DeSantis’ congressional districts

BY: - May 17, 2022

A state trial judge has forbidden the state from running this year’s midterm elections using the congressional redistricting map that Gov. Ron DeSantis forced the Legislature to enact, citing the prospect of “irreparable harm” to voters, especially North Florida Blacks. Circuit Judge Layne Smith, sitting in Leon County, insisted Monday that the state stick to […]

Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried says Charlie Crist ‘is refusing to debate’ in primary

BY: - May 12, 2022

With less than four months away from the 2022 gubernatorial primary, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is pushing for a televised debate among Democratic candidates, claiming U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist “is refusing to debate” her and she has accepted several invitations from broadcast media outlets across Florida. Fried on Thursday called out Crist on Twitter for […]

Judge rules FL’s congressional district plan is unconstitutional, biased against Blacks

BY: - May 11, 2022

A state trial court judge has decided that Florida’s new congressional redistricting plan is unconstitutional to the extent it eliminates prospects that Blacks in North Florida will be able to elect a candidate of their choice. “I am finding that the enacted map is unconstitutional under the Fair District Amendment … because it diminishes African […]

‘Stay Woke Go Vote’: FL Black Caucus launches campaign to empower voters

BY: - May 9, 2022

The Black delegation in the Florida Legislature and community activists are doubling down on efforts to empower Floridians to vote during the upcoming elections, with the launch of a campaign that pushes back against Republican lawmakers’ policies. Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus on Monday announced that they will host a “Stay Woke Go […]

11th Circuit frees Florida to enforce limits on voter registration, ballot drop boxes

BY: - May 6, 2022

A federal appeal court has blocked enforcement of a trial judge’s ruling striking down key elements of a voting-restrictions law the Florida Legislature adopted last year, meaning the state can enforce those provisions during balloting this year. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit in part cited U.S. Supreme […]

Protesters gather at the Florida Supreme Court steps in support of abortion rights

BY: - May 3, 2022

More than 100 protesters gathered on the steps of the Florida Supreme Court building in the state capital to rally in support of upholding abortion protections threatened by a looming U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Among the chants in the crowd: “Our body, our choice.” “When abortion rights are under attack, what do we do?” a […]

Charlie Crist racking up endorsements in FL Democratic primary for governor

BY: - April 29, 2022

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has been picking up endorsements from Florida Senate Democrats including Bobby Powell in hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee in the gubernatorial primary. Powell, the Democratic leader pro tempore who has served in the leadership of the Legislative Black Caucus, posted a Twitter video Friday endorsing Crist “not only because he’s […]

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Gov. DeSantis vows to sign ‘constitutional carry’ into law before leaving office

BY: - April 29, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis gave “constitutional carry” — allowing people to carry guns without concealed weapons permits — his full endorsement during a news conference on Friday. The governor was asked about the matter as he wrapped up a news conference in Williston. He was there to announce $22.3 million in state workforce-development and infrastructure grants […]

Trump sends cash to anti-Kemp group, marking his first big midterm donation

BY: - April 14, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has opened up his wallet – or at least his political action committee – in the hopes of thwarting Gov. Brian Kemp’s bid for a second term. Trump’s Save America PAC has donated $500,000 to Get Georgia Right, a Virginia-based anti-Kemp super PAC. As Politico first reported, the check is Trump’s first big […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

July 25

Deadline to Register for Primary Election

August 23

Primary Election Day

October 11

Deadline to Register for General Election

November 8

General Election Day

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