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Florida Elections Chief Says Primary Turnout Likely Historic


Turnout in Florida's presidential primary likely exceeded 2012, when it reached 41 percent, says Secretary of State Ken Detzner. 

Officials reported minor problems, including a printer error in Orange County that led to a ballot shortage, Detzner says.

“We’ve had what we expect to be a historic turnout and higher voter participation. Any issues reported were addressed and handled immediately and overall, I think we had a very successful election today.”

Detzner could not say how many voters were effected. He says voter confusion led to some complaints in Palm Beach County. More voters, 2.1 million, cast ballots by mail or in early voting, than went to the polls on Tuesday, Detzner says.

Results will not be official until approved by a canvassing board March 29.