Midterm elections in Florida: Key dates and changes to voting in 2022

Primaries for Florida’s 2022 Midterm Elections are only weeks away and while there may not be a choice for president on the ballot, there are plenty of elected offices – from Washington D.C. to local government councils – for which voters may make their voices heard.  After a contentious redistricting process, many Floridians have likely received […]

DeSantis’ new map could clinch this House seat for Florida Republicans

Seminole County, a fast-growing bedroom community outside of Orlando, will be pivotal to the outcome of the race for Florida’s 7th House district, an open seat that Republicans are hoping to claim for the first time since 2016 after redistricting drew the map in their favor. A Republican stronghold for decades, Seminole has been voting […]

Al Lawson files as candidate in Florida’s Second Congressional District

According to Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections database, Al Lawson filed Monday as a Democratic candidate to be United States Representative from Florida’s second congressional district for the 2022 election. If Lawson is deemed qualified as a candidate in district 2, he will likely face Republican incumbent congressman Neal Dunn in the general […]

Florida Supreme Court decision enables congressional map to remain in place

The congressional maps passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis are likely to stay in place for the 2022 midterm elections. The Florida Supreme Court late last week declined to hear a case brought by former Attorney General Eric Holder and several activist groups who argue the maps violate the […]

Justices hand DeSantis victory in congressional redistricting fight

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court has refused to stop a congressional redistricting plan struck down by a lower court from being used in this year’s elections, handing Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s ruling Republicans a major victory. The 4-1 ruling Thursday by the court keeps in place a map that eliminates a Jacksonville-to-Tallahassee district with a large Black […]

Florida Supreme Court locks in DeSantis-backed redistricting map

Groups that challenged the map sharply criticized the ruling and said they will not drop their underlying lawsuit. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to redraw the state’s congressional map and give a substantial advantage to Republicans will likely remain in place for this year’s elections. The state Supreme Court — in a […]

Redistricting Nationwide Nears Finale With Florida Court Ruling

A decision by the Florida Supreme Court means the November elections there will most likely be based on legislative maps that a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters. WASHINGTON — The Florida Supreme Court refused on Thursday to step into a challenge to a new map of the state’s congressional districts […]

Ashley Moody sides with Gov. DeSantis in redistricting case

Her office filed a brief with the Florida Supreme Court on Friday. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed a brief with the Florida Supreme Court supporting the congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The brief, filed jointly with the Secretary of State’s office, adopts the argument that the state should leave behind districts drawn with race […]