Election Day is three weeks away, and Florida’s role in the presidential race is well-documented. Some people aren’t waiting to Nov. 8. More than a half-million already have voted by mail.
While the ballots won’t be opened and counted until election day, the political breakdown offers some hints about the result.
So far, statewide, 2.43 million mail-in ballots are outstanding. The party breakdown is pretty even: 981,771 Republican, 941,157 Democrat. Another 58,105 are “other” and a whopping 446,413 are “no party.”
Of 513,089 ballots already turned in, the split’s nearly the same: 210,707 Republican and 210,734 Democrat, with 14,359 “other” and 77,289 “no party.”
In Palm Beach County, 19,827 ballots are outstanding. Of those, 5,898 are Republican, 10,357 Democrat, 658 “other” and 2,914 “no party.”
Of the 141,341 ballots already submitted in the county, 40,864 are Republican, 70,504 Democrat, 4,139 “other” and 25,834 “no party.”
Voters are choosing candidates for president as well as state, county and local offices. They also will be voting on a proposed 1-cent surcharge to the county’s 6 percent sales tax to pay for roads, bridges and schools. Early voting runs from Oct. 24 through Nov. 6. The deadline to ask that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to you is 5 p.m. Nov. 2.
|Vote-by-Mail Not Yet Returned||981,773||941,157||58,105||446,413||2,427,448|
|Palm Beach County||Rep||Dem||Other||NPA||Total|
|Vote-by-Mail Not Yet Returned||5,898||10,357||658||2,914||19,827|