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Get Ready to Vote: Special Primaries for Senate District 40 and House District 116 are Tuesday

Primary elections for Florida Senate District 40 and House District 116 will take place Tuesday.

Special election primaries for Florida State Senate District 40 and House District 116 will take place Tuesday. Mail-in voting is already underway, and early voting began July 15th.

The Senate District 40 seat was vacated when Republican Frank Artiles resigned in April after making a series of offensive remarks to two other lawmakers in a Tallahassee bar. Republican Jose Felix Diaz chose to resign from his seat in the state house to run to replace Artiles, opening up another seat in House District 116.

Senate District 40 is located in Miami-Dade County and includes much of Kendall and Glenvar Heights. House District 116 partially overlaps with Senate District 40, and also contains parts of Doral, Kendall, Sunset Drive, University Park, Westchester and Fountainebleau. 

General elections for both races will take place September 26th. 

You can find out where your polling place is here

Meet the Candidates

Senate District 40

Learn more about Jose Felix Diaz here

Learn more about Lorenzo Palomares here.

Learn more about Alex Díaz de la Portilla here.

Learn more about Ana Rivas Logan here

Learn more about Annette Taddeo here

Learn more about Christian "He-Man" Schlaerth here

House District 116

Learn more about Jose Mallea here

Learn more about Daniel Anthony Perez here

Learn more about Gabriela Mayaudon here

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