Elections 2018

Andrea Perdomo / WGCU

Editor's Note: This story was filed after Matt Caldwell called the race in his favor at 10:00 PM on election night when ballot counts showed him with a .50% lead over his opponent, Nikki Fried. As more votes were counted overnight, that lead narrowed and now the results appear headed for a recount since the margin is less than .50%. For the latest vote count click here. For more on the Florida Division of Elections re-count rules, click here

Matt Caldwell and Spencer Roach were joined by about 200 supporters at Dina's restaurant in North Fort Myers for a joint election watch party on Tuesday night. 

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

A tight race for the U.S. Senate was decided Tuesday in Florida, where Governor Rick Scott sought to unseat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson. The alleged victor’s watch party was held in Naples.


U.S. Senate

REP: Rick Scott (current FL Gov)
DEM:  Bill Nelson (incumbent)

Congressional District 16

Western Manatee County and Sarasota County

REP:  Vern Buchanan (incumbent) WINNER
DEM:  David Shapiro (Sarasota resident and attorney)

Congressional District 17



State Attorney, Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit

REP:  Amira Fox  WINNER
WRITE-IN:  Joseph Hoffman

Florida State Senate District 28

Covers portions of Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties

REP:  Kathleen Passidomo WINNER
DEM:  Annisa Karim

Florida State House District 71

To read this story in English, click here.

Hay más de 13 millones de votantes registrados en Florida.

Antes del inicio de la Votación Anticipada la semana pasada, más de 1 millón de votantes en Florida ya votaron por correo.

Las elecciones para gobernador y senado de Estados Unidos están en la boleta de Noviembre.