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Redistricting changes landscape in Florida Primary Election

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(TALLAHASSEE, FLA) — It’s Primary Day in Florida and redistricting is impacting voters as weigh in on dozens of races including governor, judgeships and School Board.

But the biggest matchup in Florida is at the top of the ticket, where Democrats will pick a nominee to try to defeat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential presidential contender in 2024.

Democrat Rep. Val Demings will also aim to lock up the Democratic nomination to take on GOP Sen. Marco Rubio.

There is also the added oversight this year from the newly created state Office of Elections Crimes and Security.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott says be sure to double check your voter information card since many precincts have changed due to redistricting.

New congressional districts were redrawn for candidates and new precincts, all due to redistricting.

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link said new congressional districts for voters are on sample ballots.

New precinct information is on voter identification cards and also on the Supervisor of Elections website.

Voters can also call the elections office for precinct information.

You must bring a picture ID with signature to your assigned precinct in order to cast a ballot, if you don’t have proper ID you will be given a provisional ballot.

If you’re voting by mail your ballot must be received, not post-marked, by 7 p.m. when polls close tonight.

The winner of  the race between Democrats AG Commissioner Nikki Fried and party switcher Congressman Charlie Christ who was once our Republican governor will take on Governor Ron DeSantis in November.

3 notable Florida U.S. House races

– FL-07: Eight Republicans are campaigning for a chance to fill outgoing Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy’s seat, which contains parts of the Orlando suburbs and now skews Republican following redistricting. Leading among the GOP candidates are state Rep. Anthony Sabatini and controversial businessman Cory Mills — both of whom promote Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen.

– FL-10: Progressive activist Maxwell Alejandro Frost leads among a slew of Democrats in fundraising and national endorsements in the race to fill the solidly Democratic, Orlando-based seat left open by Demings’ run for Senate. If elected, Frost, 25, would be the first member of Generation Z to serve in Congress. The Democratic field also includes state Sen. Randolph Bracy and former Rep. Alan Grayson.

– FL-13: Florida’s latest round of redistricting has also turned Crist’s once-toss-up Democratic district, containing Clearwater and parts of St. Petersburg, into a competitive Republican playing field. Leading among Republican candidates is Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna, who’s been endorsed by Trump. The winner of the GOP primary will go on to face former Obama official Eric Lynn in November.