Ready, set, go! Florida starts early voting today.

Starting today early in-person voting begins and from Peniscola to Miami, there is expected to be a record turnout. Kamala Harris will be in the state today. The Biden campaign announced Saturday Harris will be traveling to Orlando and Jacksonville Monday,

Here is are some important things you need to know about voting. Democrats have just more than 5.3 million voters registered for the Nov. 3 election, compared to nearly 5.2 million for Republicans, according to statistic released by the Florida Department of State.

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The overall difference is 134,242 in favor of Democrats. But that’s down from a 327,435 advantage Democrats had in the last presidential election, when President Donald Trump carried Florida over Hillary Clinton by a mere 1.2 percentage points.

This year’s contest between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is also expected to be close, and Florida’s 29 electoral college votes are considered crucial for Trump.

Nearly 2.1 million votes have already been cast by mail. As of Thursday morning, more than 1 million Democrats have cast votes compared to just over 623,000 Republicans. About 425,000 voters not registered with either major party have returned ballots.

In 2016, Republicans slightly topped Democrats by in vote-by-mail ballots, casting about 59,000 more. Democrats cast about 155,000 more ballots at in-person early voting sites. Trump largely won with turnout on Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots will continue to be accepted until polls close. In person early voting begins in some Florida counties on Monday and statewide on Oct. 24.Copyright AP – Associated Press

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