Florida political pollster Ryan Tyson is tracking turnout in 25 counties in media markets across the state, representing 44 percent of  registered Republicans (excluding Orange, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties)

He reported that as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the counties are now tracking on a 49 percent turnout level with an hour to go (two hours in the Panhandle). Tyson said earlier turnout could exceed more than 50 percent, “and possibly even to 53-54 percent.”

An assortment of county turnout levels on the GOP side as of 6 p.m.:

  • Charlotte — 53.8 percent
  • Collier — 66 percent
  • Duval — 49.1 percent
  • Hernando — 52.3 percent
  • Hillsborough — 46.5 percent
  • Indian River — 58.4 percent
  • Leon — 44.7 percent
  • Pasco — 51.3 percent
  • Pinellas — 56.5 percent

About The Author

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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