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Early voting in Florida

In Florida, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person. In 2016, 68% of the total votes were cast early. Ballot requests from the primary election are still valid for the general election. The ballot request totals will include both.

Mail-in ballots requested6,124,565

45%
31%
24%
DEMGOPOther

+76% from this time in 2016

20162020
3,475,917
6,124,565

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned9,117,841

53%
47%
Mail-inIn-person

+41% from this time in 2016

20162020
6,476,540
9,117,841
Last updated Nov. 18. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

Florida Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 219 Del.219 Delegates

Full Florida Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    61.9%

    1,077,375

    + 162 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    22.8%

    397,311

    + 57 Delegates

  • DEM

    Michael Bloomberg

    8.4%

    146,544

Republican Primary/ 122 Del.122 Delegates

Full Florida Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    93.8%

    1,162,984

    + 122 Delegates

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    3.2%

    39,319

  • REP

    Joe Walsh

    2.1%

    25,464

How Florida voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won Florida with 49 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, beating Hillary Clinton by 1 percent. Florida is one of a handful of swing states that will play a key role in deciding the outcome of the presidential election, and the battle here between Trump and Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is expected to be fierce.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    49%

    4,617,886

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    47.8%

    4,504,975

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats43%Men: republicans52%
Women
Women: Democrats50%Women: republicans46%
White
White: Democrats32%White: republicans64%
Black
Black: Democrats84%Black: republicans8%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats62%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans35%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats42%College Graduate: republicans54%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats47%No College Degree: republicans48%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    50%

    4,237,756

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    49.1%

    4,163,447

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats46%Men: republicans52%
Women
Women: Democrats53%Women: republicans46%
White
White: Democrats37%White: republicans61%
Black
Black: Democrats95%Black: republicans4%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats60%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans39%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats46%College Graduate: republicans52%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats52%No College Degree: republicans47%

More to the story in Florida 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
6,372,000-6.31%
-24.73%
165,388-19.64%
-42.48%
Florida Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)