Tampa Bay Times 2020 Voter Guide: 111 Local candidates on the issues

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Published Oct. 11, 2020|Updated Oct. 13, 2020

Who are the candidates running for local office in Tampa Bay? And where do they stand on the most important issues? The Tampa Bay Times 2020 Voter Guide has the answers.

We profiled more than 100 local candidates in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, so you can be better informed as you fill out your ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.

Voting has already begun in Florida. Check with your local supervisor of elections to find out where you can turn in a mail ballot, visit an early voting site or vote on Nov. 3.

Use our guide below to compare candidates for all kinds of local offices. For best results, use a modern browser such as Chrome or Safari.

In addition to local candidates, all Floridians can vote on six proposed constitutional amendments, explained here. (And of course, there is also a race for U.S. president.)

For opinions on who to elect, read the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board’s recommendations. (The Editorial Board is entirely separate of the newsroom.)

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