After Early Voting This Week, Gov. Candidates Place Emphasis On Casting Ballots Early

Oct 23, 2014

Florida’s gubernatorial race is locked in a dead heat, and two candidates are now placing an emphasis on voting early ahead of the November 4th general election.

Republican Governor Rick Scott joined by his wife, daughter, and grandsons kicked off his two-week early voting tour Thursday, after casting ballots early in Naples.

“I hope everybody will get out the vote. It’s the first day of early voting here in Collier County,” said Scott. “And, I want everybody to vote. It’s important to get out and vote. Lee County started on Monday. It’s very important. If you have an absentee ballot, get it in. This election is important. We can’t go back to Charlie Crist.”

Meanwhile, in St. Petersburg, Democrat challenger and former Governor Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday, the first day of early voting in most counties. His running mate also held an early voting rally in Miami that same day. Crist is also planning to kick off an early voting rally in several Florida cities this weekend.

Typically, Democrats usually do well in early voting, while Republicans turnout more absentee voters. Depending on the county, early voting will end November 1st or 2nd. Mail in ballots can still be requested until later next week.

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