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Among West Volusia cities, only DeLand has its general election in August, with a runoff, if needed, in November.

So, all four City of DeLand races will be on the ballot Tuesday, Aug. 23. That includes the three-way race for mayor, and races for City Commission Seats 3, 4 and 5.

Otherwise, among the city and county races, only those with more than two candidates will appear on the Aug. 23 ballot — with two exceptions.

The Volusia County School Board races will all be on the Aug. 23 ballot.

And judicial races are also different, so the race for County Judge, Group 5, between incumbent Wesley Heidt and challenger Sara Howeller will come before voters in August.

Except for DeLand, the Volusia School Board, and the county judge races, here’s how it works: If a candidate takes more than 50 percent of the vote Aug. 23, that candidate wins the office outright. If no one gets more than 50 percent, the two candidates who got the most votes move to the Tuesday, Nov. 8, ballot.

The judicial race, School Board District 5, and the DeLand races with only two candidates will be decided Aug. 23. In the DeLand races with more than two candidates — the mayoral race and the Seat 5 race, each with three — if no one gets more than 50 percent, the two candidates who get the most votes Aug. 23 will meet in a Nov. 8 runoff.

Other races that will be on the Aug. 23 ballot are the County Council at-large and District 5 races, District 29 State Representative race, the mayoral race in Deltona, and the four-person race in Pierson for Seat 2.

*An earlier version of this article mistakenly included Deltona District 6 in the primary election. The third candidate in that race, Frank Venne, has withdrawn. Additionally, all school board races will be in the primary. School Board District 5 is the only race that has two candidates, and so whoever wins the Aug. 23 primary in that race will be the winner outright.


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