Nearly 2 Million Floridians Have Already Voted in Primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two million Floridians have already cast their ballots in this year’s primary election.

The Florida Division of Elections on Monday posted new totals that showed that nearly 536,000 voters cast their ballots during the early voting period that wrapped up this weekend. Another 1.15 million voters have voted by mail bringing the total ballots cast at more than 1.69 million overall.

An additional 1.18 million ballots were requested but haven’t been returned yet to election officials.

The primary election is Tuesday.

Florida has nearly 12.4 million registered voters and may surpass the voter turnout from the 2012 primary election. That year 2.34 million voters cast ballots in the primary.

This year’s primary election features primaries for U.S. Senate and several competitive races for Congress and the Legislature.

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