Florida’s top elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, says this election could set a record for overall turnout in a midterm.
“Clearly early voting has set some records and absentee voting, so it’s a great thing. You know, the weather is beautiful in Florida. People are turning out. Campaigns and organizations are assisting people to get to the polls.”
Local elections supervisors are reporting more than 3 million voters cast ballots by mail or in person during the state’s early voting period. Those numbers are expected to grow by about 50 thousand as supervisors continue receiving mail-in ballots. For people voting today, Detzner says a photo ID is required. When polls close at 7 this evening, people in line to vote will be allowed to cast ballots.