2016 Election Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Nearly 9,000 mail-in ballots yet to be returned in Escambia, 735K statewide

November 8, 2016

According to Florida’s Secretary of State, 735,681 mail-in ballots have yet to be returned as of 5 a.m. this morning. The majority of which are ballots requested by Democrats.

Unreturned Mail-in Ballots
REP 239,497
DEM 312,079
OTHER 184,105
735,681

In Escambia County, 8,758 mail-in ballots have yet to be returned, and Republicans are the ones holding on to their ballots. Across Northwest Florida, from Escambia to Walton counties, 19,973 mail-in ballots have not been received:

Unreturned Mail-in Ballots
Escambia Santa Rosa Okaloosa Walton Grand Total
REP 4,122 3,167 2,710 785 10,784
DEM 2,805 1,126 863 247 5,041
OTHER 1831 1291 836 190 4,148
8,758 5,584 4,409 1,222 19,973

For the first time in recent memory, Republicans do not have huge lead in the early and mail-in ballots in Escambia. Only 31 votes separate Republicans from the Democrats and Other totals. However, across Northwest Florida Republicans have a 8,539 vote margin.

Statewide, 6,511,678 votes have already been cast – with Democrats and Others outdistancing Republicans by more than a million votes.

Voted Vote-by-Mail
REP DEM Other Grand Total
State Totals 1,077,679 1,013,087 545,983 2,636,749
Escambia 19,699 12,318 5,886 37,903
Okaloosa 13,687 4,501 3,916 22,104
Santa Rosa 11,448 3,801 3,051 18,300
Walton 4,540 1,387 931 6,858
Total 49,374 22,007 13,784 85,165
Voted Early
REP DEM Other Grand Total
State Totals 1,425,309 1,580,003 869,617 3,874,929
Escambia 27,384 20,266 8,523 56,173
Okaloosa 29,128 8,614 7,409 45,151
Santa Rosa 24,227 7,108 5,862 37,197
Walton 8,912 2,474 2,053 13,439
89,651 38,462 23,847 151,960
Combined REP DEM Other Grand Total
State Totals 2,502,988 2,593,090 1,415,600 6,511,678
Escambia 47,083 32,584 14,409 94,076
Okaloosa 42,815 13,115 11,325 67,255
Santa Rosa 35,675 10,909 8,913 55,497
Walton 13,452 3,861 2,984 20,297
Total 139,025 60,469 37,631 237,125

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  • jeeperman November 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    mail in ballot requesters may have simply changed their minds and voted in person instead.
    That thought begs the question….if you requested a mail in ballot, does that request cancel your ability to vote in person?
    And what if I have a mail in ballot and I hand it in at any precinct or the SOE’s office, then immediately go to my precinct and vote in person?

  • ggh November 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Have any mail in ballots been received?