The Duval County Supervisor of Elections building with voting signs out frontThe Duval County Supervisor of Elections building with voting signs out front

EXPLORE: Duval GOP leads early voting ahead of Election Day

Published on November 7, 2022 at 5:37 pm

About 30% of registered Duval County voters have already cast a ballot – that’s more than 136,000 people who voted early and 58,000 mail ballots. Between those combined ballots, Republicans have a slight lead of 2,500 votes.

Republicans had more combined early and mail ballots than Democrats in most recent midterm races, except the 2018 midterm under former president Donald Trump. In the 2006 and 2010 midterm general elections, Democrats led on Election Day. In 2014 and 2018, Republicans did.

This time around, Democrats cast 41% of the in-person, early ballots — the smallest portion of in-person, early ballots in at least five midterm election cycles. Republicans cast about 45% of Duval’s early, in person ballots this year. Democrats have made up most of that gap with a lead of 3,500 mail ballots so far this election cycle.

There are also mail ballots that haven't been counted; mail ballots received by 7 p.m. on Election Day are counted. There are about 30,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans in Duval county.



Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across Florida on Election Day. Voters can only cast a ballot at their assigned precinct.

Voters who requested a mail ballot can still vote in person on Election Day instead, as long as the county hasn't already received and counted the original ballot. Check the status of a mail ballot, see a sample ballot or find your precinct at  your county election supervisor’s website. And check out Jacksonville Today’s voter guides for information on the races on the ballot.


author image Reporter, Jacksonville Today Claire has been a reporter in Jacksonville since August of 2021. She was previously the local host of "NPR's Morning Edition" at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. Reach Claire with tips, ideas or comments at (904) 250-0926, claire@jaxtoday.org and on Twitter at @ClaireHeddles.
author image Reporter, Jacksonville Today Claire has been a reporter in Jacksonville since August of 2021. She was previously the local host of "NPR's Morning Edition" at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. Reach Claire with tips, ideas or comments at (904) 250-0926, claire@jaxtoday.org and on Twitter at @ClaireHeddles.