Record turn out for early, absentee voting

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 03:35:41-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- "Unprecedented" - that's how the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections describes the voter turn out so far.

And Election Day isn't until Tuesday when Florida voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the presidential primaries.

The Supervisor of Elections says that there were more early voters and absentee voters than there were for the entire 2012 primaries.

Last-minute preparations were underway Monday.

Election equipment was delivered and the precincts were getting ready for tomorrow.

There have been more than 54,000 early voters in Palm Beach County and more than 49,000 absentee ballots returned setting a record between the two.

And they're expecting a good turn out for election day as well.

"I would tell the voters we do expect to be busy right off at 7 a.m. and then of course busy right after work, but during the day it should be a steady clip, but no lines no waiting, " said Susan Bucher, the Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County.

As for the Treasure Coast, including Martin, St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee, there was a combined early voter turn out of more than 28,000  people.

So, what do you need to bring with you tomorrow? You need a current picture signature ID, which could be a Florida driver's license, passport or a photo ID.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.