Published on November 13th, 2012 | by NSB Observer0
Record Number of Votes Cast in 2012 General Election
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections announced more votes were cast during the 2012 General Election than in any election in the state’s history. In addition to the overall vote total, more absentee ballots were also cast than in any previous election. The 1st Unofficial Results can be found here.
“Voting is a precious right and a symbol of our nation’s freedom, and I am very pleased that more Floridians than ever before used this election to choose our nation’s leaders,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “As we do after every election, we will be evaluating the successes in the elections process and the areas that can be improved to ensure future elections continue to be conducted fairly and accurately.”
Nearly 8.5 million votes were cast in the general election, including nearly 2.4 million absentee votes and more than 2.4 million early votes. Today, the Department of State received the 1st Unofficial Results for the 2012 General Election. The deadline for county canvassing boards to report these results was noon today, per Section 102.141(5), F.S. One recount was ordered in the race for State Representative, District 29.
The Election Canvassing Commission will meet on November 20, 2012, to certify the returns for federal, state and multicounty offices.