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Okaloosa County sees “the busiest year” they’ve had for early voting 🗳

"This year has absolutely blown years past out of the water.”
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As early voting came to an end on October 31st, Okaloosa County saw a huge turnout for early voting.

“This is definitely the busiest year we’ve had at early voting,” said Katie Fults, public relations for the Supervisor of Elections. “We had 55,041 Okaloosa County voters come out and vote early. Compare that to 45,150 in 2016, and we had a 9,891 difference between the two presidentials.”

According to Fults, early voting has been offered at their county offices since 2002. In 2006, the Supervisor of Elections expanded the number of sites to offer more convenient locations across the county.

“The numbers have grown steadily over the years, as more and more people take advantage of the convenience,” continued Fults. “But this year has absolutely blown years past out of the water.”

The Supervisor of Elections Crestview Office will reopen to the public at 7:00am on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The office has been closed to the public since Monday, October 19, 2020, due to positive Coronavirus cases among the staff.

The office will still be closed to the public Monday, November 2, 2020, but election services and a ballot drop box are available to voters at Elections Headquarters at 302 N Wilson St in Crestview.

As of 1:30pm on Nov 2, there is 60% voter turnout.

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