Early, mail voting tops 1.2 million in Florida, with a week to go
More than 1.2 million Floridians have cast ballots for the statewide primary next week. Through Wednesday morning, more than 975,000 people had voted by mail and nearly 257,000 had cast ballots at early voting sites. Based on that pace, turnout is likely to exceed the primaries in each of the past two cycles in Florida.
About 111,000 more Republicans have voted so far than have Democrats.
The heaviest voting by mail is in Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough and Orange. Palm Beach is a vote-by-mail laggard, as it's No. 3 in registered voters and No. 6 in voting by mail.
The heaviest early voting turnout so far is in Miami-Dade, Duval, Broward, Hillsborough and Palm Beach.