Florida's Early Voting Update for October 23rd

We enter day two of early voting today for Florida’s midterm elections. I wanted to begin by setting the stage for the final home stretch to Election Day. Each weekday, I’ll be providing an early voting update and comparing turnout to the previous midterm cycle in 2014. There are 28 early voting locations in Miami-Dade, 22 locations in Broward and 14 locations in Palm Beach County. First here’s where we stand with votes received by mail and early voting totals through Monday. 

  • Democrats: 446,056 – 39% 
  • Republicans: 499,801 – 44% 
  • Indy/3rd party: 201,239 – 17%

After day one of Florida’s early voting, the GOP’s six-point advantage in voter turnout among partisans dropped one point as Democrats turned out about 4,500 voters. If you’re attempting to gauge turnout, so far so good for the GOP in Florida as Republican partisans are pacing the exact same advantage in turnout at this stage of voting as they held in the 2014 midterms which were successful for Republicans nationally and within Florida. These are the total early voting totals of vote by mail and early voting breakouts from 2014 heading into Election Day. 

  • Democrats:  40% 
  • Republicans: 42% 
  • Indy/3rd party: 18% 

Photo by: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

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