Elections Supervisor Predicts Historic Turnout

Nov 3, 2016
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We're just days away from election day and close to one-third of the state's registered voters have already cast their ballots-with vote by mail or early voting.

That's four million ballots, already in. Pasco Elections Supervisor Brian Corley says many states don't have early voting and require an affidavit to get an absentee ballot, so they the only option is voting in person on election day.

Thinking of memorializing your vote for the upcoming presidential election? You might want to think twice about that.

Florida is one of 18 states where it's illegal to take a selfie with your mail-in ballot or while you're in the voting booth.

Urban Faith

Black pastors and their congregations will head to the polls on buses, in vans, and on foot this coming Sunday and next. That is to make sure minorities who can vote in the presidential and local races, do vote.
Bishop Victor Curry with New Birth Baptist Church in Miami is working to make sure everyone who is eligible can cast a ballot before Election Day: those without transportation, those with busy work schedules, and those who simply don’t know how the process works.

Sixty-five hundred Duval County voters cast ballots at early voting locations before lunchtime Monday, the first day of early voting in Florida. That’s in contrast to the 2,400 early votes cast on the entire first day of early voting in the August primary.

In an emergency hearing Thursday, Tallahassee federal judge Mark Walker refused a request by the Florida Democratic Party to make additional changes to Florida’s voting system.