Absentee Ballots Double Early Votes

By: Capitol News Service Email
By: Capitol News Service Email

Tallahassee, Florida- August 14, 2012

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says one third more voters cast an early or mail in ballot this primary election than in 2008, but Detzner refuses to predict how many voters will cast a ballot before polls close at seven tonight.

“Leading up to today, we had more than one million votes cast in the primary, including 708 thousand absentee ballots, and more than 367 thousand early votes. that’s 357 thousand more than were cast in 2008″, says Detzner.

Only 18% of the states registered voters case primary ballots in 2008. In 2010 the number jumped to 22 percent. Polls are open till seven tonight, and voters who have questions or experience problems can contact the state voter hotline at 866.308.6739 or find information on voting at www.elections.myflorida.com

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