Counties gear up for Florida Primary Elections Aug. 30

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-21 10:24:47-04

On your mark, get set to vote.

Several intriguing matchups on Florida Primary Election Day, Aug. 30, should draw large numbers of Democrats, Republicans and some independents to the polls. 

It is the job of University of South Florida Professor and ABC Action News political consultant Susan McManus to keep an eye on the interesting political races this fall. 

McManus talked with Action News anchor James Tully Saturday, Aug. 20, about the political races and candidates to watch.

While only Democrats and Republicans can vote for candidates vying for office in their respective party's political races, independents, also known as nonpartisan voters, can vote for candidates running for office in nonpartisan races.

On Primary Day, voters go to the polls to vote in district and state 

The presidential election is set for Nov. 8.