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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

More than 10% of Florida voters already awaiting mail ballots

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September

More than one of every 10 Florida voters are already awaiting their mail ballots for the November election.

Daily figures posted Tuesday on the state Division of Elections website show that 1,306,253 voters have standing requests for mail ballots. The figure is actually much higher because 26 counties have not yet forwarded their standing requests to the state. They include Miami-Dade, the state's most populous county, and three other big counties: Lake, Polk and Seminole.

Here's how the requests break down by party: Republican, 572,046; Democrat, 480,657; no party, 218,764; minor parties, 34,786.

Of those early mail ballot requests, Pinellas has by far the most, with 257,692. Florida has more than 12.4 million registered voters.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:11pm]

    

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