Thousands of people went to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23 to cast their votes in Florida's primary election. Several Haitians were on the ballot and the contenders stand to impact Haitian voters in those communities.
Here are scenes from polling locations in Miami-Dade and Broward County followed by Marleine Bastien's County Commission watch party Tuesday evening:
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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.