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Florida primary ballots cast climb to 1.1 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With in-person early voting slated to go statewide Saturday, 1.1 million Floridians had cast ballots as of Friday morning in the Aug. 23 primary elections.

Data posted on the state Division of Elections website showed that 1,041,766 vote-by-mail ballots had been cast, while 58,771 ballots had been cast at in-person early voting sites.

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In-person voting started Monday in some counties and is required to be offered statewide on Saturday.

As of Friday morning, registered Democrats had cast about 506,000 of the mail-in and in-person ballots, while registered Republicans had cast about 425,000.

Nearly 157,000 had been cast by unaffiliated voters, with the rest coming from third-party voters.

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