It’s the final weekend for early voting in Northeast Florida before next week’s primary elections. Florida is a closed primary state, which means only voters who are registered members of a political party can vote for that party’s candidates or nominees. For St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, and Baker counties early voting wraps on Saturday, while Duval County early voting wraps up on Sunday.
As of Friday Morning, voter turnout is similar for Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. The Supervisor of Elections Office in Duval County says turnout so far is at 8.2 percent. In Clay County their Supervisor of Elections Office says voter turnout is at 9.3 percent. And the St. Johns County turnout is at 10.9 percent according to numbers provided by the Supervisor of Elections Office.
According to the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless early voting early voting is going well.
“So far we’ve averaged anywhere between 100 and 119 percent increase in turnout from the 2014 midterm primary.” Chambless says.
He says with that increase the county is not seeing any long lines.