TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - With less than one week left before the Aug. 28 Primary Election, more Floridians have already voted by mail or voted early than during the entire 2014 Primary.
As of Wednesday morning, numbers from the state Division of Elections show more than 1.25 million people have already cast their ballot. In total, there were just over 1.2 million votes cast ahead of Primary Election Day 2014.
So far, registered Republicans are outpacing Democrats in both early and absentee voting.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine stopped by an early voting location in the Capital City Wednesday.
He says the fact that so many Floridians now vote ahead of Election Day makes it even more important to focus campaign resources in the final week of the campaign.
“We identify folks who haven’t voted yet, that are Democrats who are highly likely to vote and we make sure that we knock on their doors. We have hundreds of volunteers," said Levine.
In addition to those waiting to vote on Election Day, there are also more than 1.6 million vote-by-mail ballots yet to be returned.
Over the past decade, vote-by-mail and early voting options have become so popular with Floridians that more people now vote ahead of Election Day, rather than at a precinct on the day of the Election.