Broward voters will start casting ballots for Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist this week.
On Tuesday morning, the Broward Supervisor of Elections office loaded 162,482 absentee ballots onto a postal truck.
“That’s the most ever we have sent out on our first run....,” Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said. “It’s amazing how people are grabbing ahold of this process of voting.”
However Snipes’ office estimates that half or fewer of those ballots will actually get completed and mailed in by voters.
In 2010, about 74,000 voters in Broward voted by absentee ballots. Broward will mail absentee ballots through Oct. 29.