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Hillsborough County breaks record for vote-by-mail ballots

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 13:29:35-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — After a record-breaking turnout on the first day of early voting, Hillsborough County again broke a record on Tuesday.

According to Craig Latimer, Supervisor of Elections in Hillsborough, the office has received more vote-by-mail ballots so far this election than were cast in 2016.

On Monday, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties both had recording-breaking numbers. In Hillsborough, more than 24,000 votes went to the polls in person. An increase of more than 5,000 voters compared to the first day of early voting in 2016.

RELATED: Heavy voter turnout leads to record-breaking day of early voting in Hillsborough, Pinellas counties

Mail-in ballots must be turned in by 7 p.m. on election day.