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Early voting in Florida set to end over the weekend

Early voting in Florida set to end over the weekend
Early voting in Florida set to end over the weekend
Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 17:57:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Early voting for the Aug. 28 Primary elections will end in many areas of the state Saturday.

All counties are wrapping up early voting by Sunday.

As of Thursday night, more than 1.5 million Floridians had already voted early or by mail.

Another 1.5 million people had yet to return their vote-by-mail ballots.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley says in order for absentee ballots to count, they need to be turned in by the time polls close on Tuesday.

"The ballots have to be received by our office Election night, August 28, at 7 p.m. If you do have a vote-by-mail ballot, and you do want to drop it off at one of our early voting sites, that's a possibility," said Earley. "You can certainly do that. You cannot bring them to the polling place though and drop them off."

There are more than 13 million total registered voters in Florida.

However, overall turnout for the primary election is not expected to exceed 30 percent of those eligible to vote. 

To find the Supervisor of Election's website for more info about your county's early voting polls, click here