Ballots to military and overseas voters are, by law, suppose to be mailed no later than 45 days before the Nov. 6 election.
Do the math: 6 days in November plus 31 days in October means those ballots need to be in the mail no later than tomorrow. It will, almost by definition, take some time before overseas voters receive their ballots. But member of the military could receive their ballots by Monday.
In other words, Election Day is less than 72 hours away!
Well, not exactly. The percentage of military and overseas voters who make up Florida’s electorate is very small, but in a state known for razor-thin results, (cliche alert) every vote counts.
Candidates and their campaigns — at all levels — would do well to have whatever early voter tracking program already in place by now. Because the real Election Day is right around the corner. Not the one on November 6, but the one on October 3, when ballots to hundreds of thousands of Florida’s early voters are mailed.
That’s less than two weeks away.