SUNSHINE STATE NEWS: Over 1 Million Voters Cast Ballots For August Primary
By ALLISON NIELSEN, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS // August 24, 2016
primary election held on Aug. 30
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – Over a million Florida voters have already cast their ballots with less than a week remaining until the August primary election.
On Tuesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced over 1,033,000 Florida voters had already voted in the August primary via vote-by-mail ballots and early voting.
Over 2.5 million Floridians requested vote-by-mail ballots, with over 2.3 million ballots provided to voters. Over 800,000 vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned.
A slightly higher number of Republicans have requested vote-by-mail ballots than Democrats — 1.1 million to the Democrats’ 950,000. Nearly 450,000 No Party Affiliation/Independent Party voters requested vote-by-mail ballots.