Early voting ends in Duval unitary election

Sunday marked the end of early voting for the Duval Unitary Election, and the turnout is 13.88%.


Venkatesh Srinivasan made it to the polls around mid-morning Sunday, which is one of the best times of day to vote, according to the Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan.

“I just took advantage of it,” said early voter Venkatesh Srinivasan.

[DOWNLOAD: Free Action News Jax app for alerts as news breaks]

On Friday, the early voter turnout was sitting at 11%. As of Sunday morning, turnout was about 12% and democrats are leading in turnout, as they’ve casted about 4% more ballots than republicans.

The Southeast Regional Library is one of the 19 early voting locations and voters told Action News Jax it’s been a quick and easy process.

[SIGN UP: Action News Jax Daily Headlines Newsletter]

“It was great. There were no lines and no waiting,” said early voter Chris Hills.

Hogan said with seven races that have more than five candidates, there is definitely going to be a runoff.

“I don’t see any chance of there not being a runoff,” said Hogan.

The early voters Action News Jax spoke with said they will be back at the polls if there is a runoff election in May.

Election day is Tuesday, March 21st, and the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7p.m.

Click here to download the free Action News Jax news and weather apps, click here to download the Action News Jax Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Action News Jax live.