Florida Voter Turnout

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida. (AP) --

Slightly more than one in five eligible Florida voters participated in the primary election.

The Secretary of State's office said on August 30 that the turnout for the Aug. 24 primary was 21.9 percent. That's not unusual in Florida,
where voters have a long history of low participation in midterm
primaries.

The state's largest population center fared even worse than
average. In Miami-Dade and Broward County, just 17.2 percent and
14.7 percent voted. It wasn't much better in neighboring Palm Beach
County, which saw only 16.2 percent turnout.

A total of 2.4 million votes were cast in the August 24
election, in which Rick Scott upset Bill McCollum in the Republican
gubernatorial primary and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek secured the
Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.


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  • by Buddy Location: Madison on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    Politicians Love Apathetical Attitudes about Politicians, they laugh all the way to the bank. We have only 20% of registered voters in Florida with enough Intelligence to vote corrupt Politicians out of office and pray we Elect people with HIGH CHARACTER. Obama knows he can do anything he wants because there is nothing or no one to stop him.
  • by Red Location: Tallahassee on Aug 30, 2010 at 09:58 AM
    After all the blood that has been spilled over the years just to have the right to vote,you would think people would value the chance to have a say in who our leaders are. Americans need to start taking responsibility for their own fate's and this is one easy way to start.
  • by Sara Location: Tallahassee on Aug 30, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    That is truly pitiful...it took me 5 minutes to go vote, maybe 20 to research the candidates through their websites...anyone that did not vote has NO right to complain about what goes on...truly saddening.
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