Susan Hardee Steger
As of mid-day today, 44.69% of Nassau County registered voters have taken advantage of early voting. Unless early voting activity picks up over the next day and a half, the percentage of early voters will not surpass the 58% recorded during the 2008 Presidential election.
Since the 2012 ballot contains 12 amendments, expect long lines at the polls on Tuesday. According to Nassau County Supervisor of Elections, Vicki Cannon, this might be the longest ballot we have ever had.
“After Saturday, voters must wait until Tuesday, November 6 to cast a ballot. In Fernandina Beach, City Hall the only location for early voting in the city will close, and voters are required to go to their designated precinct identified on their voting card,” says Cannon. “Absentee ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections’ office by 7 p.m. on November 6, 2012 (excluding overseas).”
During the 2008 Presidential election, with 47,501 registered voters Nassau County had a 81.20% voter turn out. In 2012, Nassau County has 51,607 registered voters or an increase 4,106 voters.
November 2, 2012 3:21 p.m.