Volusia Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis: Republicans ahead of Democrats in mail-ins; but more Dems show up on 1st day of early voting

Volusia County Early Voting Totals on Day 1 / Headline Surfer
Photos for Headline Surfer / At left are the voting totals for for the vote-by-mail ballots and the first day of early voting totals across Volusia County.
 
By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Republicans are ahead of Democrats in mail-in ballots according to counts by Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis at the conclusion of the first day of early voting on this Monday night.

Among vote-by-mail ballots returned to her office as of today's date of Oct 24, Lewis counted 17,636 from registered Republicans, 14,936 from registered Democrats and 7,883 listed as others.

That bodes well for Donald Trump supporters. Then again, Democrats outnumbered Republicans taking part in the first day of Early Voting.

But on first day of Early Voting saw far more Democrats, 3489, than Republicans, 2,727, and 1,342 listed as others at the designating polling places. Early voting continues daily through Nov. 5 with the general election on Nov. 8.

In other election news, Lewis Announces a change in a polling location: Precinct 619, formally located at Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, has permanently moved to Allen Chapel AME Church; 580 George W Engram Blvd, Daytona Beach.

“This change in no way reflects on Mt Carmel, they have been very accommodating and hospitable throughout the years”, Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis told Headline Surfer and other media outlets. “With the increase in voter registration in the precinct; the larger polling room and parking lot will be able to handle the volume of voters on Election Day.”

Volusia Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis / Headline Surfer“This change in no way reflects on Mt Carmel, they have been very accommodating and hospitable throughout the years”, Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis told Headline Surfer and othert media outlets. “With the increase in voter registration in the precinct; the larger polling room and parking lot will be able to handle the volume of voters on Election Day.”

Registered voters in precinct 619 will be receiving a new voter information card reflecting this change. On Election Day, a notice will also be posted at the old location to inform voters of this change as well as on the Supervisor of Elections website, www.volusiaelections.org.

Anyone with questions can call Lisa Lewis or her elections staffers at 386-736-5930, 386-254-4690 or 386-423-3311, all at ext. 15324.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.