Elections 2016: Record Turnout In Early Voting; Here's What You Need To Know For Election Day

Nov 7, 2016

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Early voting concluded Sunday, and nearly 300,000 Duval County voters have made their choice.

According to the Duval County elections website, 227,368 voters turned out for early voting, and another 70,095 ballots were cast through mail.

Floridians cast a record 6.4 million pre-Election Day ballots.

Election Day Rides

Polling places open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Organizers of Sunday’s souls-to-the-polls event in Jacksonville are offering free rides to voters who need a lift.

Pastor R.L. Gundy, with the African-American Ministers Leadership Council, said they’ve got 25 vans and buses to get people to and from their polling places.

“Call our number we’ll take them to the polls,” Gundy said. “... We don’t care what party they are, if they call we’ll go all over the city and take people to the polls. And that’s being fair to everybody.”

To request a free ride to the polls, call (904) 208-0727 or (904) 208-0841.

Thanks to Voto Latino Florida, voters can be eligible to receive a free ride to their polling locations through Uber and Lyft. Text GOVOTE to 73179, and if you are an existing Uber user you can use the code GoVoteFL.

Find out where you need to go on Election Day:

Intern Kayla Davis and reporter Cyd Hoskinson contributed to this report.

Digital Content Editor Vince Kong can be reached at vkong@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter @teamvincek