Fla. Top Elections Official: State Could See Record Voter Turnout Today

Nov 6, 2012

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner addresses the media on Election Day morning.
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

Today, Floridians are casting their ballots at more than 6,000 precincts around the state with no major problems so far. That's according to Florida's top elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who says, as many as 50 percent of voters might have already cast their ballots before election day. 

By the time polls opened this morning, 4.5 million Floridians had already cast absentee or early votes. And today, he says, turnout continues to be strong in this highly anticipated election.

“There was a report in Escambia County of a woman who had fallen in the parking lot and apparently broke her leg in the parking lot, was carried into the polling place by her husband so she could vote and then transported to the hospital," he said.

Detzner said  the state could be on track toward a record number of voters casting ballots. He continues to keep in contact with the 67 local elections supervisors and says, he’ll announce any major polling place irregularities.