Roughly a third of Florida ballots are in, and Republicans hold a slight lead

Registered Republicans were outpacing Democrats by about 320,000 ballots cast.

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Roughly a third of Florida ballots are in, and Republicans hold a slight lead
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About one-third of registered voters in Florida had cast ballots as of Monday morning in advance of Tuesday’s general election.

Data posted on the state Division of Elections website showed that 4,789,974 Floridians had voted by mail or at early voting sites.

Florida has 14.5 million registered voters. Registered Republicans were outpacing Democrats by about 320,000 ballots cast.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley, who is president of a statewide association of supervisors, said he hopes final turnout Tuesday will be above 50 percent.

“The turnouts I expect to be, if we hit expectations, in the mid-50th percentile range,” Earley said. “I will say the turnout is a bit lighter than we expected. I am not sure exactly why that is.” Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday across the state.
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