Florida’s voting begins as ballots get sent to overseas voters

Ballots being sent now to overseas civilian and absent military voters make up a small fraction of Florida’s mail ballots, but in a state known for historically razor-thin margins, this diverse group should not be overlooked.

As of Thursday, more than 80 voters had already returned their mail ballots as counties begin sending ballots to overseas voters and a smattering of residents have stopped by elections offices for over-the-counter vote-by-mail ballots.

Millions more mail ballots will be sent through the mail beginning Thursday. That’s when Florida’s 67 county supervisors of elections can begin sending mail ballots to voters in the states. Already, a record 4.5 million Floridians have requested mail ballots for the general election, with that number expected to grow as the election nears.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.