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253,187 ballots cast during Broward early voting

Broward voters cast 253,187 ballots during the 14-day early voting period, the Broward Supervisor of Elections announced Monday.

Wait times at many of the county's 17 early voting sites were as long as four or five hours over the weekend, and 21,606 people voted Sunday, the final day of early voting.

Broward also has seen 167,566 absentee ballot requests with 108,563 of those ballots turned in as of Monday morning.

That brings the total of pre-election voters to 361,750 -- more than a third of all the registered voters in the state's Democratic stronghold.