Early voting for the Florida primary elections begins next week in some counties.
In the Florida Senate races, there will not be a Republican primary. The incumbent, Marco Rubio, will be the Republican candidate in the general election. Democrats in the Senate primary are Val Demings, Ricardo De La Fuente, Brian Rush and William Sanchez.
In the governor's race, incumbent Ron DeSantis will be the Republican candidate in the general election. Democrats in primary are Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, Candance Daniel and Robert Willis.
In the U.S. House of Representatives District 20, Democratic primary candidates are Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Dale Holness and Anika Tene Omphroy.
In U.S. House of Representatives District 25 Democratic Primary incumbent Debbie Wasserman Shultz is challenged by Robert Millwee. Republican primary candidates are Carla Spadling and Rubin Young.
In the Commissioner of Agriculture race, candidates in the Republican primary are James Shaw and Wilton Simpson. Candidates in the Democratic primary are Naomi Esther Blemur, J.R. Gallot and Ryan Morales.
In the Attorney General Race, candidates in the Democratic primary are Aramis Ayala, Jim Lewis and Daniel Uhlfelder.
Okeechobee County: Early voting is Aug. 13-20, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second Street. For more information, go online to www.voteokeechobee.gov or call 863-763-4014. Most county races in Okeechobee County are unopposed. In the Okeechobee County School Board District 1 race, the candidates are Christine Bishop and Leslie Mayor.
Hendry County: Early voting is Aug. 8-20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle or the Supervisor of Elections Office, 1100 S. Olympia Street, Suite 504, Clewiston. For more information, go online to hendryelection.org or call 863-675-5230. Hendry County Commission candidates in the Universal Primary for District 2 are Emory Howard and Matt Rentz. School Board District 3 candidates are Bianca-Burke Ross and Amanda Nelson. School Board District 4 candidates are Stephanie Busin, Richard West and Joe Whitehead. School Board District 2 candidates are Jon Basquin and Rick Murphy. Hendry Hospital Authority Board District 4 candidates are Ramon Leonard Carroll Jr. and Elaine Wood.
Glades County: Early voting is Aug. 13-20, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 998 US HWY 27 South, Moore Haven. For more information, go online to voteglades.com or call 863-946-6005. In the School Board District 4 race, the candidates are Lisa Beaner and Kimberly Clement. School board races are nonpartisan. In the Republican primary for County Commission District 2, Jeff Barnes challenges incumbent Donna Storter-Long. In the Republican primary for District 4, the candidates are Douglas Korinke and Hattie Taylor.
Palm Beach County: Early voting is Aug. 8 through Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting sites include Belle Glade Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., Belle Glade; and Supervisor of Elections West County Branch, 2676 SR 15. There are also numerous sites in other parts of the county. Any voter may use any voting site for early voting. For more information, go online to www.pbcelections.org or call 561-656-6200. In the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 race, candidates in the Democratic primary are Michelle McGovern, Sylvia Sharps and Matt Willhite. The School Board District 6 race includes Marcia Andrews, Jeff Browning, V. Deanne Ewers, Jennifer Lynn Miller Showalter and Amanda Silvestri. (The Glades communities are in Palm Beach County District 6.)