Hillsborough County is breaking records this election.
More people than ever are choosing to cast a vote before Election Day.
As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, more than 80,000 vote by mail and early voting ballots have been counted where as in the 2010 primary there were fewer than 57,500. That number jumped in the 2012 primary to 61,000.
It’s a similar story in Pinellas County where in 2010, according to the Supervisor of Election’s website, nearly 90,000 people voted early. In 2012, that number jumped to more than 100,000. This year nearly 115,000 voters chose to get a jump on Election Day and ditch their polling places.
Voters today in Pinellas County polls weren’t just given an “I voted” sticker either. They also got a pre-paid post card to request a mail ballot.