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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Early voting for the August primary is already well underway, but the results in Broward County have been slim, while Miami-Dade is seeing large number voting by absentee ballot.

According to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, a total of 6,474 voters have cast their ballot through the first two days of early voting. On the absentee ballot front, a total of 157,900 have been mailed out thus far in the election and 55,860 have been returned thus far or roughly 35 percent.

In Broward County, the Supervisor of Elections office is reporting that a total of 2,918 voters have cast an early ballot through Sunday evening. Nearly 2,000 of those voters voted on Saturday alone.

Overall in Florida, roughly 4.6 million Democrats and 4.1 million Republicans are registered to vote in the August 14th primary, according to the News Service of Florida. Democrats have lost around 300,000 voters since 2008, but Republicans haven’t been able to capitalize gaining just 31,000 new additions.

According to the Division of Elections, there are 2,385,323 Floridians who declare themselves as “no-party voters.”

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