More than 540,000 mail ballots returned out of 1.7 million so far
Florida voters completed and returned more than 540,000 presidential primary ballots through Wednesday, according to county-by-county data provided to the state. That's slightly less than the 1.7 million ballots mailed to voters throughout the state in advance of the March 15 election.
More Republicans are returning their ballots than Democrats. Republican ballots account for 858,686 of the total, Democrats 731,693, and the remainding 69,073 are from unaffiliated voters who can cast ballots in local contests but not for president.
More voters in Miami-Dade have returned their ballots (102,286) than in any other county. Pinellas is next with 54,394 returns, followed by Lee (44,153), Hillsborough (30,709) and Collier (26,331). Considering its size and status as the state's biggest Democratic county, Broward appears to be a laggard in ballot returns, with 20,407 through Wednesday.