Of course the Times does not want you voting early, lest their precious endorsements, err, recommendations are of lesser value. So their latest editorial browbeats voters in to holding on to them to the very end:
Arriving in mailboxes near you: ballots for the Aug. 24 statewide primary election. But that does not mean it’s time to vote. The early arrival of ballots should signal voters that it is time to educate themselves so they can vote responsibly, and they should avoid rushing to return them.
Elections officials began sending out ballots last week to Florida voters who said they wanted to vote by mail this year. Florida has no law requiring elections supervisors to hold ballots until closer to election day, so some supervisors mail them out as early as possible. That means many voters received their ballots almost six weeks before the election and long before they have enough information to cast informed votes in all races.
It is unfortunate that forces seem to be conspiring to pressure Florida voters to cast their ballots so early. Voting by mail has been heavily promoted by elections supervisors, who rave about its convenience for voters but also find it makes their jobs easier by distributing voting over weeks rather than concentrating it on election day.