Today is primary election day

Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

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Registered voters still have a chance to make a difference at the polls today.

Florida's primary elections Tuesday, Aug. 23, will decide which candidates will be on the General Election ballot in November in races for governor, the state House and Senate, the U.S. House and Senate and several other local and state positions.

The Supervisor of Elections website,, will have the most up-to-date election information, as well as a list of polling places.

Here are links to our Q&A articles featuring candidates in the individual races.


In the race for Florida State Senate District 15, Geraldine Thompson faces Kamia Brown:


In the race for Florida State Representative District 45, there are five candidates: Carolina Amesty, Vennia Francois, Janet Frevola, Bruno Portigliatti and Mike Zhao:


In the race for Orange County Mayor, incumbent Jerry Demings faces Chris Messina, Tony Sabb and Kelly Semrad:


In the race for Orange County School Board Chair, Teresa Jacobs goes against Demensio Barton and Carl Brewer:


In the race for U.S. House Florida District 11, incumbent Daniel Webster faces Laura Loomer and Gavriel Soriano:




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.