Early voting for the midterms begins in Florida (includes video story)

In-person early voting started today in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with 52 sites available for people to cast their ballots. 

Over 1.1 million mail-in ballots have already been returned across the state, according to Local 10 News. Voters will decide on whether to reelect Ron DeSantis as governor and Marco Rubio as a U.S. Senator, along with scores of local issues.  

Some voters flocked to the polls bright and early to make sure their vote was cast. 

“I want my voice heard. I want to make sure that it will count and I don’t want to wait until the last minute. I believe the early bird catches the worm,” said Gerri, a voter who didn’t give her last name, in Hallandale Beach. 

Early voting will continue through Nov. 6 and the polls in Broward and Miami-Dade will be open from 7a.m. to 7p.m. The general election is on Nov. 8.  

For more stories on the election, check out the SFMN voter guide.

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