AARP Eye Center
Update From The Field: Florida
By Alejandra Owens, November 3, 2008 10:54 AM
State Director, Lori Parham has this to say about Floridians and voting:
"We anticipate extremely heavy turnout on Tuesday. Floridians have been voting early since Oct. 20, and we're seeing long lines at polling places throughout the state," said Lori Parham, AARP's Florida State Director.
As of Nov. 3, more than 2.61 million Floridians already had used the state's early-voting option. If absentee ballots are included, party and news-media vote totals suggest that some 4.26 million Florida voters already have cast their ballots, out of a total number of registered voters of 11.25 million, or nearly four in 10 voters.
"Clearly, these statistics signal extremely strong voter interest," Parham said. "We may be about to witness history-making voter turnout in Florida."