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Early voting in Florida indicates record turnout

Early voting in Florida indicates record turnout
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A key battleground in the race to the White House, Florida has seen a massive wave of early voting. More than a 150,000 people have already cast their ballot in the southern US state. Despite concern there could be long waits, election officials remain confident the system is working well.

Jennifer Krell Davis, spokeswoman for Florida Secretary of State said: ‘‘We had advised the supervisors to plan for crowds. They have done so. We’re seeing some counties go above and beyond. So far, Miami-Dade and Broward are posting wait times on their websites so that people can check before they go to an early voting site and monitor those wait times.’‘

With record numbers of people registering to vote there have been calls for more early sites to avoid large voter queues. Hit by chaos in the last two presidential elections, Florida’s early polling stations are set to remain open until the weekend before Election Day.