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Pinellas, Hillsborough counties report record-breaking first day of early in-person voting

Monday was the first day of early voting in most Tampa Bay area counties, two weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day.

Monday was the first day of early voting in most Tampa Bay area counties, two weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Voters are making their voices heard loud and clear on the first official day of in-person early voting -- and smashing records in the process.

More than 6,300 people have voted since polls opened at 7 a.m. through mid-afternoon Monday in Pinellas County, tweeted Supervisor of Elections Julie Marcus.

Across the bay, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer tweeted the county surpassed the number of voters today than those who voted on the first day during the 2016 general election.

"So today will be a record-breaking first day of Early Voting!" he tweeted.

We just surpassed the number of voters who voted on day 1 of #EarlyVoting in 2016. So today will be a record-breaking first day of Early Voting! #VoteHillsborough

— Craig Latimer
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