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Florida Election Supervisors Begin Sending Mail Ballots

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 18:36:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Starting on Tuesday, election supervisors across the state of Florida will begin sending out nearly 2.4 million vote-by-mail ballots. 

So far, over one million Republicans have requested ballots for the general election along with just under 900,000 Democrats. Another 450,000 Floridians affiliated with a minor party or no party have also asked for what used to be called absentee ballots.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner expected a very high overall voter turnout during this presidential election year. He said having numerous ways to vote makes that possible.

Detzner said, "We here in Florida have got many options to vote. You can vote by mail. You can early vote at early voting locations, and you can find those early voting locations by checking with your supervisor of elections or going to YourVoteFlorida.com."

Almost 2,800 mail ballots have already been turned in by military personnel or residents living abroad. 

The deadline to register to vote for the 2016 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 11th.