High turnout on first day of early voting in Florida

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MIAMI (AP) - Elections supervisors statewide say they had high voter turnout at the polls on the first day of early voting in Florida.

Election Day is Nov. 6, but early voting began Saturday. More than 25,000 people voted in Miami-Dade County.

Duval County reported more than 20,000 people voting. So did Hillsborough County.

More than 13,300 ballots were cast in Orange County.

In northwest Florida, Leon County had more than 5,400 voters, and Escambia County had more than 6,400.

Special polling places will be open daily through Nov. 3 throughout the state for voters who want to cast their ballots early.

Officials say more than 1.1 million Floridians have already cast ballots through mail-in absentee voting.

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