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More Than 1 Million Floridians Have Cast Presidential Ballot

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Here's a memo to all those candidates for are planning last-minute stops before Florida's March 15 primary: a lot of voters have already made up their minds.

Even though some of the presidential candidates haven't made it to Florida, one in 12 of the state's registered voters have already cast a ballot, according to reports from the Florida Division of Elections.

As of Monday, more than 1 million people throughout the state have cast a ballot, either through absentee ballots or early voting.

Miami-Dade County is leading the state, with more than 116,000 ballots turned in. Pinellas County is second, with 103,000 people casting early ballots, followed by Hillsborough County with 74,000 and 71,000 in Broward County.

State figures report that 603,000 Republicans have already voted, compared to 486,000 Democrats.

Early voting ends Saturday, three days before the primary.

The Florida Division of Elections reports that as of March 7, more than 1 million votes have been turned in for the presidential preference primary.

County                 Total Early Absentee      Total Voted Early              Total Votes In As Of Mar. 7

Miami-Dade       86,488                                   30,171                                   116,659

Pinellas                 102,180                                1,150                                     103,330

Hillsborough       51,707                                   22,485                                   74,192

Broward               54,624                                   16,402                                   71,026

Lee                         63,528                                   4,231                                     67,759

Orange                 36,387                                   20,462                                   56,849

Duval                    28,806                                   22,117                                   50,923

Palm Beach         32,507                                   11,478                                   43,985

Brevard               34,869                                   5,275                                     40,144

Polk                       28,091                                   4,874                                     32,965

Volusia                 28,836                                   2,425                                     31,261

Sarasota               24,321                                   3,550                                     27,871

Pasco                    22,872                                   3,826                                     26,698

Collier                   22,722                                   3,830                                     26,552

Seminole             21,267                                   4,909                                     26,176

Manatee             19,941                                   2,350                                     22,291

Lake                    13,071                                   8,994                                     22,065

Marion                 13,208                                   4,569                                     17,777

Escambia            14,809                                   2,752                                     17,561

St. Lucie               14,431                                   2,482                                     16,913

Leon                     10,629                                   3,699                                     14,328

Hernando            12,991                                   1,096                                     14,087

Osceola               11,980                                   1,830                                     13,810

Charlotte             9,576                                     3,954                                     13,530

Sumter                 8,038                                     4,829                                     12,867

Alachua               9,861                                     2,981                                     12,842

Martin                  11,865                                   977                                         12,842

St. Johns              8,900                                     3,775                                     12,675

Citrus                    9,558                                     2,645                                     12,203

Santa Rosa          5,936                                     5,101                                     11,037

Indian River        7,437                                     1,674                                     9,111

Clay                     6,480                                     2,442                                     8,922

Okaloosa             5,288                                     2,451                                     7,739

Monroe               5,354                                     1,929                                     7,283

Flagler                 4,789                                     1,775                                     6,564

Bay                      4,559                                     1,796                                     6,355

Nassau                3,316                                     1,766                                     5,082

Highlands            3,355                                     646                                         4,001

Putnam                2,320                                     1,246                                     3,566

Walton                 1,913                                     666                                         2,579

Columbia             1,873                                     631                                         2,504

Levy                      1,589                                     480                                         2,069

Jackson                1,362                                     654                                         2,016

Suwannee             1,727                                     243                                         1,970

Gadsden              1,436                                     430                                         1,866

Baker                    751                                         1,075                                     1,826

Okeechobee          693                                         675                                         1,368

Hendry                 454                                         881                                         1,335

Taylor                   864                                         372                                         1,236

Wakulla                704                                         340                                         1,044

Bradford              784                                         179                                         963

DeSoto                 398                                         538                                         936

Washington         726                                         191                                         917

Dixie                    581                                         63                                           644

Calhoun               329                                         303                                         632

Gilchrist              546                                         80                                           626

Holmes               446                                         139                                         585

Jefferson             424                                         107                                         531

Madison              191                                         319                                         510

Gulf                     329                                         162                                         491

Franklin              371                                         117                                         488

Hamilton            430                                         48                                           478

Union                  170                                         111                                         281

Lafayette             178                                         50                                           228

Liberty                102                                         117                                         219

Hardee                 94                                           79                                           173

Glades                  82                                           25                                           107

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