Early voting turnout could ease lines on Election Day in Seminole County

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The Seminole County Supervisor of Elections said he believes increased early voting turnout may lead to shorter lines on Election Day.

At the Oviedo Aquatics Center, over 2,000 people voted Monday in person. Officials said the lines are constant at most locations, not to mention all the mail-in ballots they have received so far.

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Early voting has already surpassed 2016 numbers. On Monday, 9,060 people voted in Seminole County. That’s 1,153 more voters than in 2016.

Of the 129,000 mail in ballots requested, 32,000 have been returned by mail. Another 9,700 were dropped off Monday at an early voting site.

Officials will start the process of counting the mail-in ballots they have received so far.