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Flagler County sees decrease in voter turnout, increase in vote-by-mail

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The unofficial results can be viewed at https://enr.electionsfl.org/FLA/2579/Summary/.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

With Flagler County's precincts now closed and the unofficial results for the 2020 Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election in, the county saw a decrease in voter turnout from 2016 to 2020 — but there was an increase in those who opted to vote by mail.

There are currently 66,035 registered voters in Flagler County and 21,986 ballots were cast. There was a 49.12% turnout in 2016. This year, the turnout was 33.29%. In addition, there were 6,345 votes by mail in 2016 and 9,505 votes by mail this year (with ballots still waiting to be counted).

Democratic candidate Joe Biden took 68.7% of the vote, with challenger Bernie Sanders receiving 17.58%. Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump received 95.62% of the vote.

The unofficial results can be viewed at https://enr.electionsfl.org/FLA/2579/Summary/. Official results won’t be in for about 10 days.

“The election itself went very smoothly," Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart said. "We had a perfectly good election ruined on election day by the coronavirus. It’s been a busy day, but we had a very smooth election. Voters were pleasant, and all of our poll workers came back with a smile. That’s all you can ask for.”

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