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

The unofficial results can be viewed at
by: Ray Boone Contributing Writer

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 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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