Second day of early voting in Palm Beach County as robust as first

102516-pbc-early-voting-4102616ev102616ev01Nearly as many people voted on Tuesday, the second of 14 days of early voting in Palm Beach County for the Nov. 8 election, as voted on Monday, according to preliminary stats from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections.

The two-day total of 32,936 — 16,592 Monday and 16,344 Tuesday — already is more than a fourth of the 124,896 who participated in eight days of early voting for the November 2012 general election.

Topping the 15 early-voting sites Tuesday continued to be the Palm Beach County Library Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library,  west of Delray Beach, with 1,787, a little fewer than the 1,923 who voted Monday.

The Florida Division of Elections’ mail-in and early-voting figures, as of midday Wednesday, show nearly 2.1 million people already have used one of the two pre-Election Day options.

The state figures show a partisan split. Of mail-ins submitted, Republicans outnumber Democrats 609,290 to 573,748. In early votes already cast, the GOP trails 225,962 to 256,593.

The state’s mail-in figures for blue-leaning Palm Beach County show 36,244 Democrat and 20,735 Republican. Its early voting figures for Palm Beach County, which, at 32,495, don’t exactly match those posted locally, are 9,023 GOP and 16,694 Democrat.

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