Early Voting: 65% of Registered Fla Voters Have Cast Ballots
On the eve of Election day 2020, more than two million more Floridians have voted early or by mail than did in the last presidential election.
On the eve of Election day 2020, more than two million more Floridians have voted early or by mail than did in the last presidential election. WGCU’s Julie Glenn reports:
According to data from the Florida Division of Elections, about 64% of the fourteen million people registered to vote in the state have cast their ballots by mail or at early voting locations.
Three-point six million of those voters were registered as democrats, three-point-four were republican, and one-point nine million are voters with no party affiliation.
In 2016, the last presidential election, voter turnout was 75% overall- including mail-in and in-person on election day. The highest turnout in a presidential election in Florida was eighty percent in 1992 when Bill Clinton defeated incumbent George HW Bush.
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