On Nov. 8 Floridians will elect important positions that will have an impact on the day-to-day of their communities.
While the general election, when we vote for president every four years, is undoubtedly important, the midterm elections no se quedan atrás!
Your vote will determine what your children will learn in school, the judge who will hear your case in court, and what laws you will have to follow.
Here we break down the positions that will be included on the Nov. 8 elections ballot.
5 State Executive Offices
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Chief Financial Officer
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Florida will elect one member of the US Senate.
US House of Representatives
- Voters will elect 28 candidates to serve in the US House from each of the state’s House districts.
20th Congressional District Special Election
- A special election to fill the vacancy in the 20th Congressional District left by Alcee Hastings (D), who died on April 6, 2021.
- Forty senate seats will be up for election.
State House of Representatives
- Representatives from the 120 state districts will also be vying for votes this fall.
State Supreme Court
- There are seven justices on the Florida Supreme Court. The terms of five of them will expire in 2023. Florida’s governor selects them from a list of candidates recommended by a commission on judicial appointments. Then, the appointment of the justices will be confirmed by a retention vote in this midterm election.
Florida Intermediate Appellate Court
- The terms of 28 Florida intermediate appellate court judges will expire on Jan. 2, 2023. The 28 seats are up for retention election on Nov. 8.
- There are 67 school districts in Florida. Board members will be elected in the midterm elections.
- Some counties will choose positions like community council district boards, county mayors, circuit court judges, and fire control boards. You can see the details for your county on your example ballot.
Florida allows citizens to initiate state-wide and local amendments.
- The state Legislature referred three constitutional amendments to the 2022 ballot during the last legislative session. One would abolish the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, and the other two relate to property taxes.
- On March 15, voters approved a charter amendment in Belleair, Pinellas County, on vote requirements to abolish municipal and police departments.