TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) — More than 11 million Floridians cast ballots in Tuesday’s elections, with turnout early Wednesday estimated at 76.7 percent, according to information on the state Division of Elections website.
The website showed at least 11,076,775 of the more than 14.44 million voters cast ballots, though it indicated that numbers from Clay, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties were not complete.
The highest turnout was in Collier County, with 90.25 percent, and Sumter County, with 87.96 percent. Hardee County had the lowest turnout at 65.2 percent, while Hendry County was at 67.97 percent, according to the Division of Elections website.
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The number of early voters, including a record-breaking 9 million ballots cast before Election Day, signaled high turnout among the state’s voters. The 76% turnout is a couple percentage points higher than four years ago.
In Miami-Dade, the state’s most populous region, turnout was 2 percentage points ahead of 2016.
President Donald Trump won Florida’s 29 electoral votes, defeating Democrat Joe Biden in a prized battleground state crucial to the Republican’s bid for another four years in the White House.
Both campaigns made Florida a priority in the waning weeks of an election year thrown off kilter by the pandemic.