Less than 1,000 ballots cast in first weekend of early voting

A total of 933 Palm Coast residents voted in person during the first weekend. As of Monday afternoon, 1,532 had voted early and 7,554 had voted by mail.

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Less than 1,000 Palm Coast voters cast their ballots during the first weekend of early voting in the Palm Coast mayoral special election: 602 on Saturday, July 17 and 331 on Sunday, July 18.

"Palm Coast, please come out and vote!" Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart wrote in a public Facebook post the evening of July 17. "This is your city government; your voice should be heard! Who do you want for mayor? Don't let someone else make the choice for you."

Lenhart wrote that she'd been hoping for 1,000 per day during early voting.

"Take a few minutes to educate yourself and learn about the candidates, then show up!" she wrote. "This election is important."

The afternoon of Monday, July 19, the number of ballots cast during early voting rose to 1,532.

Another 7,554 people have voted by mail.

The Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed out about 21,000 vote-by-mail ballots, Lenhart said on Flagler Broadcasting's "Free For All Friday" radio program on July 16.



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