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People in Clay County can get elections information through a new texting service. l Paul Hanaoka via Unsplash.
May 20, 2024

Clay County voters can get elections information by text

The supervisor of elections has launched a new texting service that allows voters to access information or report issues 24/7.…

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Daryl Jones, board chairman of the Transformative Justice Coalition, advocates for voter rights in June 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 17, 2024

Federal judge tosses part of Florida’s elections law

Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker blocked part of a 2023 law that restricts voter registration groups.…

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April 24, 2024

Qualifying period begins for Florida congressional races

A lawsuit over a North Florida congressional district continues to work its way through the courts.…

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April 2, 2024

Florida voting advocates fight to keep voting rolls accurate

Florida left the Electronic Voter Registration System last year. Now an election watch group says ERIC was the best way…

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A Jacksonville Today reader wonders why voters can't cast their ballot at any polling place.
March 22, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l Why can’t I vote at any polling place on Election Day?

A Jacksonville Today reader wonders why voters can’t cast their ballots at any polling location, the same as they can…

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The Duval County Supervisor of Elections office provides signs in English and Spanish outside the Duval County Public Library Mandarin Branch location to notify voters where they can cast their ballot. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 13, 2024

#AskJAXTDY | Why vote in the Florida primary? 

Jacksonville Today reader Ellen H. wants to know how much Florida Republicans’ votes matter in the presidential primary.…

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February 21, 2024

Touch-screen machines and more changes to know about before voting in Duval in 2024

What’s different about voting in Duval County this year? Here’s what we learned at Jacksonville Today’s event, How Voting Works.…

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Former President Donald Trump stands on stage at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
January 29, 2024

OPINION | Will Donald Trump unite Jacksonville Republicans?

Republicans, led by the chair of the Duval County party, are being compelled to unite behind Trump weeks before the…

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January 26, 2024

How to change your party affiliation ahead of an election

The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation ahead of the March primary is coming up Feb…

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A Jacksonville Today reader wonders why voters can't cast their ballot at any polling place.
January 18, 2024

Polling locations are changing in St. Johns County

Changes in polling locations will affect about 23,000 of the 217,000 registered voters in St. Johns County.…

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Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, is sponsoring a proposal to do away with a campaign matching funds program.
January 16, 2024

St. Augustine senator targets campaign matching funds

Sen. Travis Hutson says the money for political candidates might be better used in other ways.…

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St. Johns County Commissioner Krista Joseph waves an American flag as she begins her comments during a meeting Nov. 21, 2023. | St. Johns County
January 12, 2024

St. Johns commission to discuss censure in private

The commission will consider a private law firm’s report regarding Commissioner Krista Joseph, who was censured for comments she made…

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The Duval County Supervisor of Elections office. l Ray Hollister, WJCT News 89.9
January 9, 2024

More poll workers needed in Duval, especially Republicans

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland would like to recruit 30 to 40 more Republicans and 10 to 20 Democrats.…

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A Florida legislator wants to restrict voting by mail. | WGCU
January 9, 2024

Florida senator proposes restrictions on mail-in voting

A bill filed by Sen. Blaise Ingoglia would allow mail-in voting only for certain groups, such as people with illnesses…

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Donna Deegan celebrates with supporters at Estrella Cocina after winning the Jacksonville mayoral election Tuesday, May 16, 2023. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
December 18, 2023

OPINION | Donna Deegan needs a political machine

With three-and-a-half years to go in Deegan’s administration, it’s apparent that she could use more political cover on the City…

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St. Johns County Commissioner Krista Joseph waves an American flag as she begins her comments during a meeting Nov. 21, 2023. | St. Johns County
December 6, 2023

St. Johns County commissioner censured for comments

County Commissioner Krista Joseph criticized public officials and promoted the next election. Collegues called her comments uncivil and overtly political.…

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November 7, 2023

UNF 2024 poll: Trump has overwhelming support among Florida Republican voters

A new poll from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab of likely Republican primary voters across Florida…

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Jacksonville University hosted a mayoral debate between the seven candidates vying for election this spring. They were placed in alphabetical order: Omega Allen, LeAnna Cumber, Daniel Davis, Donna Deegan, Al Ferraro, Audrey Gibson and Frank Keasler. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
October 5, 2023

OPINION | Who drew first blood? A Jax election retrospective

Jacksonville’s recent local elections were the nastiest in our city’s history. These campaigns slung first mud.…

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October 4, 2023

Florida Supreme Court sets hearing on marijuana initiative

The proposed constitutional amendment would allow recreational use of marijuana by people ages 21 and older.…

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The Duval County Supervisor of Elections building. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
October 3, 2023

Your voting site may change for next election

Proposed changes to voting precincts in Duval County could affect more than half of the county’s voters.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis visits Florida State College at Jacksonville on July 18, 2022. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
August 22, 2023

OPINION | No sleep till Milwaukee: A Republican presidential debate preview

Ron DeSantis must show the American people the aggressiveness and ability to confound his opponents that elevated his national profile.…

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July 5, 2023

OPINION | Better late than never for Duval Schools + City budget bewilderment 

Mike Clark reacts to progress in school administration and also what doesn’t make sense to him about this time of…

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May 17, 2023

OPINION | On the come up 

I criticize this bold new city of the South consistently, but I’m not above applauding when ovation is due. And,…

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Donna Deegan celebrates winning the Jacksonville mayoral election on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2023

OPINION | ‘Love over fear’: An epilogue for the 2023 election

Donna Deegan met the negativity from Daniel Davis’ campaign with a positive vision, managing to rebuff insipid and dishonest attacks.…