The number of voters to cast ballots in Florida’s August 28 primary election has surpassed the 1.5 million mark, and there are still five five days remaining to cast ballots before the polls close Tuesday evening.
The latest numbers released by the state Division of Elections Friday morning shows 1,502,737 Floridians voting as of Thursday evening.
Republicans still hold the lead in the number of ballots submitted both by-mail or at early voting. Just over 704,000 GOP voters have cast early ballots compared to nearly to 633,000 by Democrats.
That represents a margin pf 47 percent to 42 percent in favor of Republicans.
The number of voters casting early ballots puts Florida on pace to exceed the turnout in the 2014 primary, which was 17.6 percent.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Duval counties are the top three counties for early voting, and Miami-Dade, Pinellas and Hillsborough lead the state in the number of mail-in inballots cast.
Early voting is set to end Sunday in all 67 of Florida’s counties in advannce of the Tuesday primary.