There are 19 municipal elections happening today in Palm Beach County. Of those eligible, the total stands at 41,046. In Broward County, there are 5 municipal elections happening. Entering today there were 11,833 residents of Broward who had voted by mail.
With municipal elections typically averaging 18% turnout, there's a good chance we’re set to see some communities set turnout records. As I illustrated, 59% of voters in last year’s Presidential election in Florida didn’t vote in local elections previously. The question is, how many new voters will? Based on mail in ballots, it’s clear that we’ll at least top the typical 18% or so and with many South Floridians now well aware of the impact of local officials during the pandemic, it's not unrealistic to think we could set turnout records.
In Broward county, the cities holding elections today are Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Miramar, and Sea Ranch Lakes. In Palm Beach County, the cities are Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, South Bay, Tequesta, West Palm Beach.
Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Here’s to hoping you make you voice heard closest to home.
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