More Florida voters have cast mail-in ballots or gone to in-person early voting sites for the Aug. 28 primaries than did so for the 2014 primaries, the latest Florida Division of Elections statistics show.
Reports posted this morning show 1,247,345 Floridians have already voted — topping the 1,214,193 who cast ballots ahead of the last midterm primaries in August 2014. And there’s still ample opportunity to vote before the traditional election day next Tuesday. In-person early voting ends on Sunday. Elections officials can receive mailed-in ballots through Tuesday.
Republican voters have been more enthusiastic than Democrats so far. There have been 583,960 ballots cast by Republicans, or 46.8 percent of all pre-election ballots, and 519,691 ballots cast by Democrats, or 41.8 percent of votes so far.
The Republican turnout advantage includes both mail-in ballots (450,402 to 389,046) and in-person early voting (133,558 to 130,645).