Floridians have cast more than 6.4M ballots so far

Author: News Service of Florida
Published: Updated:
Credit: MGN

With the general election a week away, more than 6.4 million ballots had been cast through the mail and at early voting sites as of Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Division of Elections.

In all, 6,440,993 voters had cast ballots, with 3,907,285 by mail and 2,533,708 at early voting sites.

Democrats retained a lead in voting by mail, while Republicans had an edge through early voting. A little over 2 million mail-in ballots have yet to be returned.

The Division of Elections numbers showed that 1,828,177 Democrats, 1,213,630 Republicans and 817,158 unaffiliated voters had cast ballots by mail. Another 48,320 mail-in ballots had come from third-party voters.

Meanwhile, 1,176,216 Republicans, 860,690 Democrats and 464,681 unaffiliated voters had cast ballots at early voting sites. Also, 32,121 third-party voters had used early voting.

More than 14.44 million voters are registered to take part in the Nov. 3 elections.

In 2016, more than 6.6 million ballots were cast early or by mail, according to the state Division of Elections. Of those, 2,732,075 voted by mail and 3,874,929 voted early.

SWFL numbers (as of Tuesday a.m.):

Voted early: 34,042
Voted by mail: 187,930
Mail ballots unreturned: 65,364

Voted early: 49,214
Voted by mail: 88,251
Mail ballots unreturned: 33,264

Voted early: 25,952
Voted by mail: 49,913
Mail ballots unreturned: 17,144

Voted early: 4,262
Voted by mail: 2,796
Mail ballots unreturned: 1,543

Voted early: 3,807
Voted by mail: 2,792
Mail ballots unreturned: 1,640

Voted early: 547
Voted by mail: 1,485
Mail ballots unreturned: 667

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