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- BALLOTS: Reversing a trend, Democrats in Polk County have requested 11.5% more mail-in ballots than Republicans and returned 8.5% more so far this year. Party leaders say it’s part of concerted efforts to increase vote-by-mail numbers.
- FSC: High coronavirus numbers in Florida have prompted Florida Southern College to drastically reduce the number of students who can live on campus and attend classes in person this fall | Re-opening FAQs
- SCHOOL BOARD: One of the School Board races on the Aug. 18 ballot pits Anita Carson, a 10-year educator who was energized by the “Rally in Tally,” against Lori Cunningham, a 16-year incumbent who is the current board chair.
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