It’s primary election day. Have you voted?

Today is primary election voting day in Florida. Voters will be casting votes on state and local government officials. 

The ballot will determine which candidate will go head-to-head against Gov. Ron DeSantis in the general election. Congressman and former governor Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried battle to represent the Democrats against the Republican governor in November.

We spoke with Broward County’s Election Supervisor Joe Scott for more details surrounding the big day, highlighting crucial voter instructions and reminders that will ensure ballots are received in a secure and timely manner. 

“If you did request a vote by mail ballot, as long as you did not vote by mail you can still vote in person, you still have that option [at your designated polling place],” Scott said. 

Scott also recognized the thousands of volunteers and staff members who help with ensuring each polling location in Broward County is operating smoothly, not only on the primary election day, but throughout the entire election season.  

“We go to where there’s hundreds of people the last few weeks before an election, then thousands of people for one day,” Scott said.  “We have wonderful people, who a lot of these people have been working in elections for many years…they are really committed to democracy.”

Michelle Morris is a senior at Florida International University, pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Digital Media with a concentration in Television Production. Michelle Morris is Haitian American and has a passion for storytelling and video production that make diverse stories come to life. After graduation, Michelle aspires to be a television presenter as well as pursue other areas of television such as screenwriting.

Juliana Narvaez is a junior majoring in journalism and English literature with a minor in psychology. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a writing career with a focus on mental health and victimization advocacy.