Tens Of Thousands Vote Early In Miami-Dade County

MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Less than 24 hours away from Election Day in Miami-Dade County, the Elections Department revealed some of the numbers from early voting.

Early voting, which ended Saturday, for the special election to replace former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez saw 35,536 people cast their ballots.

This came despite the early voting time being scaled back during this election due to the passage and signing of HB 1355 by the legislature and Governor Rick Scott.

Norman Braman visited an early voting location at 75st and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach Saturday to submit his vote. Braman, a billionaire businessman, was one of the driving forces behind the recall election.

Braman declined to share his choice for mayor, but said all three front-running candidates had promised Charter Reform will be the first order of business, one of Braman’s key points for supporting any candidate.

In addition to the early voting totals, the Miami-Dade County Elections department also said 118,772 ballots were mailed out. But, of that number, only 63,974 were returned by mail.

For more information on the Special Election, including where to vote on Tuesday, click here..


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