Nearly a quarter million people took part in early voting in advance of Tuesday’s election, nearly twice as many as did in 2012, according to unofficial overnight numbers from the county’s Supervisor of Elections.
Sunday, the last day of the 14-day event, was the busiest. The 23,091 coming to the county’s 15 sites represented nearly 10 percent of the total of 242,017.
That compares to a total of 124,896 locally in eight days of early voting in the 2012 election.
According to the state Division of Elections, 380,048 people in Palm Beach County have cast ballots either by mail-in or early voting. Of those voting by mail, Democrats lead Republicans 68,193 to 41,288. Of those voting early, Democrats lead GOP voters 112,021 to 66,932 .
Statewide, more than 6.4 million Florida voters have cast ballots, with Democrats casting 87,249 more than Republicans.
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