jacksonville, florida – Sunday was the last day of early voting for the Duval County election.
Voter turnout rose slightly after early voting began on March 6, but remained below 15%.
Chief Elections Officer Robert Phillips told News4JAX that voters usually vote at the last minute.
“I hate to say this, but in general people don’t pay much attention to elections in these local cities. It’s just a trend, and we’ve seen it for years.
Phillips said voters tend to pay more attention to presidential and gubernatorial elections.
“They don’t seem to pay as much attention when it comes to these local elections. This is really counterintuitive because these elections are so important to us as a city,” he said. rice field.
According to Phillips, mayoral elections typically get a turnout of 30%.
“The last time the mayoral election was held without an incumbent in 2015, voter turnout was about 33%,” Phillips said. “We want to get there, but with what we’re seeing now, we may not be able to get past 30%.”
Voters still have one last chance to head to the polls on Tuesday.
Phillips believes voter turnout will go up on Election Day.
“These days, one party in particular tends to show up a lot on Election Day. .
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https://www.news4jax.com/vote-2023/2023/03/19/early-voting-wraps-with-low-numbers-election-officials-expect-better-turnout-tuesday/ Early voting ends with low numbers. Election officials expect turnout to rise on Tuesday.