TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than one million voters have cast ballots in the state's crucial primary election.
The Florida Division of Elections website says that so far more than 861,000 voters have mailed in their ballots. Nearly 163,000 people have voted at early voting polling places.
Early voting in under way at all 67 counties.
Florida's primary is Aug. 28.
The top races are the gubernatorial primaries but there are also Cabinet primaries as well as many contested congressional races.
Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessmen Jeff Greene and Chris King are the Democratic candidates for governor. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis are the Republicans.
There are more than 13 million registered voters in the state.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE.
Before you head out for early voting, make sure to bring a valid form of I.D. like your driver’s license.
Those who want to vote but live out of state can mail-in ballots. However, the mandatory deadline is on primary election day, which is August 28th. Anyone registered to vote can request a ballot to be mailed but you have to ask by Wednesday, August 22nd.
Election day can be hectic so first time voters may want to vote early because they can vote at any polling location. You are not required to vote in their precinct.
Below is a list of links of polling locations in Southwest Florida: