Early voting going strong in Hillsborough County
With a week to go before the actual election, nearly a quarter of all registered voters in Hillsborough County have already cast ballots.
As of 5:30 p.m., 178,677 people had cast ballots, 106,503 by mail. Most of the rest were cast at early voting sites. Shortly before 4 p.m., the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections sent out a tweet saying turnout was at 22.6 percent.
Compare that to the primary, when only 15.8 percent of voters cast ballots in Hillsborough County by the end of voting, which didn't include independents.