WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Central Floridians Vote Early In State’s Presidential Primary

Early and absentee voting are up in central Florida as the state holds its presidential primary elections Tuesday.

In Seminole County the number of absentee votes cast is nearly double that of 2008, the last time there was a presidential election with no incumbent. Orange County is seeing similar gains.

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles says the candidates are motivating voters.

“We saw that with people who change from no party affiliation to one of the two major parties in order to participate in this presidential preference primary,” said Cowles.

Cowles also points to central Florida’s growing population as a reason for the increased voting. He says there’s also better awareness about absentee and early voting.

Florida’s is a closed primary, meaning unaffiliated voters cannot participate.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor for NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other top news organizations. Her in-progress book on the Everglades is under contract with Johns ... Read Full Bio »

TOP