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Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Local News

Intersection: Election Security


Seminole County is taking measures to beef up voter security measures ahead of the primaries at the end of August. Mike Ertel says the county is placing a “cyber moat” to prevent any infiltration. Ertel joins us to talk about the specific measures that are being placed and what voters can expect this coming election season.
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Candidates for Orange County school board answer questions at a forum. Photo: Dave Dell’Olio
Education

Intersection: Orange County School Board Candidates Discuss Issues


Orange County is one of the largest school districts in Florida and the school board election is generating a lot of attention in the run up to the August 28th election. Candidates for the district six seat and school board chair talked about some of the issues facing the board at a forum at Baldwin Park Elementary School.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Three Orlando city commissioners fight to keep their seats and fend off a slew of candidates in a contentious race


If you haven’t been paying attention, next Tuesday is your last chance to vote in the general election for Orlando City Council races. And if you have been paying attention, then you know this melodramatic political tale that one candidate described as “the Jerry Springer” show is finally coming to an end. Orlando Commissioners Jim Gray, Robert Stuart and Regina Hill are all up for re-election, and all have a cluster of competitors after their spots and $58,000 salaries, on the city’s top municipal board. In her first re-election bid, Hill, more than incumbents Stuart or Gray, faces the biggest challenge, going up against six other candidates for the district that goes from Parramore to MetroWest. All three incumbents have …
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Electioneering in Brevard County on Election Day. Photo: Brendan Byrne
SwingVote16

Voting Running Somewhat Smoothly Across Florida


It’s been a relatively smooth day so far at polling places across central Florida. Brevard County reported power outages for about 50 minutes at two locations in Cocoa. And there are reports out of Miami-Dade and Broward counties of yelling and arguing at the polls.
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SwingVote16

Congressional Primaries: Districts 9, 10 and 11


Dick Batchelor, former state legislator and president of Dick Bachelor Management Group and Michelle Ertel of Florida Strategic Advisers take a look at the 9th, 10th, and 11th districts – who’s running and what voters can expect in the weeks leading up to the primary.
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