Florida Early Voting Setting Records

Several hundred FAMU students walked the mile from campus to early vote on Monday.

"This is what Democracy looks like!"

Over the weekend across Florida, the early voting wait lasted as long as two hours. Monday it was significantly shorter.

"I don't know how many people are in this line; but it's hundreds".

The students came to send the message about avoiding long lines on Election Day.

By the time the polls close Monday night, more than two million Floridians would've cast either an early or absentee vote.

In the Capital City, Saturday set an early voting day record, but the supervisor here worries what will happen if the turn out falls off this week.

"My advice is to vote now and to make sure that you can get it in," said Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho.

This year early voting was cut from 14 to 8 days, but the hours expanded from 8 to 12 hours a day.

"Vote is precious ".

Congressman John Lewis, who marched with Martin Luther King to earn the right to vote, believes the effort to shorten early voting will result in even more interest. "It is so tight. Tactics and techniques and devices will not keep people from participating."

The state says longer, but fewer early voting days has so far proven to be good.

"We are expecting the high turn out to continue. And we really think that the early voting hours are going to result in more votes being cast," said Secretary of State Spokesman Chris Cate.

More than a half million people voted early over the weekend.

Before the day began, more than 1.8 million people have already cast a ballot. Monday’s totals will push the number about two million votes cast.


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