Supervisor Of Elections Lewis Says Early Voter Turnout Is The Highest Ever

By on August 25, 2016 in WNDB News

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Volusia County, FL -Update: Elections officials in Volusia County say the turnout for early primary voting here is the best ever. At the end of early voting Saturday, 13,724 voted over the eight-day period. The previous high mark was in 2010 when 10,168 voted. The primary is Tuesday and WNDB AM 1150/FM 93.5 will have election night coverage.

Earlier reporting: The Volusia County Department of Elections is keeping track of early voting numbers, including vote-by-mail, and they’re higher than they’ve been since early voting started back in 2004.

As of Wednesday, August 24th, 7,604 Volusia residents have voted early. 3,280 of those are registered Democrats, 3,423 are Republicans, and the remaining 901 are either unaffiliated or registered to other parties.

As of Wednesday, August 24th, 32,609 Volusia residents have returned a vote-by-mail ballot. The Department of Elections has received 11,396 from registered Democrats, 15,983 from Republicans, and 5,230 from unaffiliated individuals and those registered to other parties.

“This year is the best in voter turnout for a primary,” said Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis. “It is a good indication the General Election may be the highest turnout in Volusia County. I’m glad people are exercising their right to vote.” Lewis went on to say “I think that early voting will pickup… The last 2 or 3 days of early voting are usually the busiest.”

Up to date results can be found at VolusiaElections.org.

Totals don’t include provisional ballots.

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(Charts and numbers courtesy Volusia County Department of Elections)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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