Campaign posters in Biscayne Gardens on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Photo by: Ashley Miznazi

MIAMI — As Florida’s primary elections approaches in August, numerous Haitian American candidates have been hitting the pavement to drum up support in a slew of races. They include familiar faces, such as activist Marleine Bastien and former North Miami Mayor Joe Celestin’s, as well as new names. 

Early voting runs Monday, Aug. 8  through Sunday, Aug. 21. Election day is Tuesday, Aug. 23. To vote, be sure to register or change your party affiliation by Monday, July 25  so you can select from candidates in your chosen political party. All voters can vote in nonpartisan races.

Among the multitude of races on the primary ballot are those for state executive offices, United States senators and representatives, state legislators and local offices that vary by municipality.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.