30% in Lee and Collier have voted so far
Oct. 19, 2020 by David Silverberg
Southwest Florida voters turned out in force in Lee and Collier counties for the first day of early in-person voting.
Local media reported long lines and hours-long waits despite rain for voters to cast their ballots in some locations.
Early voting statistics released by Lee and Collier county election officials showed high turnout, especially by non-affiliated voters. While the statistics show the registered party affiliations of the voters casting ballots, they do not show for whom they voted—for example, a Republican could vote for a Democratic candidate and it would not appear in the statistics.
As of 8:50 pm in Lee County, 8,378 voters voted early today in person. Combined with 142,428 mail-in votes cast, that came to 30.84 percent of the electorate has voted so far. Of those votes cast, 62,632 were cast by Republicans, 54,347 by Democrats, 32,345 by non-party affiliated voters and 1,554 by other voters.
In Collier County, 7,397 voters voted early today in person. Combined with 66,486 mail-in votes cast, 31.89 percent of the electorate has now voted. Of those, 35,486 of the ballots were cast by registered Republicans, 23,552 by Democrats and 14,160 by non-party affiliated voters. Other voters cast 700 ballots.
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© 2020 by David Silverberg