Voters Get Early Start On November Election

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – More than a million ballots have already been requested for the November general election, according to the state Division of Elections, and not all county election departments have checked in.

Counties have until September 24th to send out vote-by-mail ballots to overseas service members and civilians, with the ballots going out to people in Florida starting the week of October 4th.

As of Monday afternoon, 433,008 vote-by-mail ballots had been requested by Republicans in Florida, 400,422 by Democrats, 169,192 by unaffiliated voters and 28,033 by people registered with third parties.

In Pinellas County, 257,711 ballots had been requested, with Republicans holding a slight edge over Democrats. In neighboring Hillsborough County, Democrats held a slight advantage among the 169,187 ballots requested.

In Broward County, Democrats had nearly doubled Republicans as 179,399 ballots had been requested.

Supervisors from counties including Duval and Miami-Dade hadn’t submitted reports as of Monday afternoon.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.


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