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.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Central Florida Voters Cast Early Ballots In Presidential Primary

Photo: Renata Sago.

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

More than 200,000 central Floridians have voted in the state’s presidential primary. According to elections officials, that number is set to outpace the 2012 and 2008 presidential primaries by Sunday.

Orange County elections supervisor Bill Cowles says early voting has grown in central Florida because many people work in tourism and service fields.

“People do not work a traditional 8-to-5 schedule, so early voting and voting by mail makes it more convenient to participate without having to take time off to vote on a Tuesday.”

Some counties have increased the number of early voting sites this election year. Orange County now has seventeen polling locations, up from twelve last election.

“We want voters now to get familiar with where the other options are so that when we get to the November 8th presidential election, they have seen the other options and will move over to those,” says Cowles.

Brevard County currently leads central Florida in early voting, with 17 percent of its voters having already cast ballots.

Statewide, 1.3 million voters have voted early.

Early voting ends this Sunday.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.


WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Renata Sago

Renata Sago