Escambia Voter Turnout Already Near 40%, Over 42,000 Vote Early

November 4, 2012

Almost 40 percent of Escambia County voters have already cast their ballots in advance of election day.

Saturday was the final day of early voting with a record setting 6,745 ballots cast for a total of 42,832 during an eight day period. With early votes and absentee ballots received to date, Escambia County is already at almost 40 percent voter turnout.

The busiest early voting site was the Tryon Library with 15,748 votes cast, followed by Cantonment with 8,574.


35 Responses to “Escambia Voter Turnout Already Near 40%, Over 42,000 Vote Early”

  1. Mike J. on November 6th, 2012 8:21 pm

    @LDSFirefighter, that was the best answer and post I have seen on this website in a long time. Thank you for all of what you do!

  2. LEO GUY on November 6th, 2012 9:19 am

    You invalidated everything you say when you said,
    “Gas prices are not all that different than they were 4 years ago,”
    What part of gas prices being twice as high when Barry took office that you consider not all that different. This is why liberal democrats are a joke when it comes to running a recovery. Sheesh! :-/

  3. Mike J. on November 6th, 2012 9:08 am

    @”voter” who said, “Massachusetts elected him governor, but he is not even carrying that state in this election”.

    Maybe you should check history. Al Gore Jr didn’t carry Tenessee in 2000 either, the state of his home and his time in the US Senate and his father’s (Al Gore Sr) time in the US Senate too. This is significant because even in Ronald Reagan’s huge landside victory in 1984 (49-1), at least Mondale got his home state, MN. It was the ONLY state he got, but can can say he got his home state.

    Have a nice day.

  4. voter on November 6th, 2012 7:59 am


    Gas prices are not all that different than they were 4 years ago, so that argument is invalid.

    Also, Obama pushes for clean energy which is a better alternative to gasoline anyway. Romney has been a ‘drill, baby, drill’ campaign from the start, and if you are local, you know what environmental impact that can cause.

    I don’t normally buy a lot of gas anyway since I drive a Volt. So, just because people have a different view, does not mean they are ignorant.

    I watched all of the debates, I gave Romney a fair chance to impress me, He did not because he gave no concrete details about anything. There was a lot of generalized speech, which apparently appeals to a lot of people, but not me.

    Also, all of the folks voting for Romney need to think about something. Massachusetts elected him governor, but he is not even carrying that state in this election, and his approval rating there was dismal. So why would you vote against people that have already had experience with him? Neither Romney or Ryan are currently leading in their home states, or states that they represented.

    Logic doesn’t work there.

  5. Jane on November 6th, 2012 4:00 am

    Our constitution was based on freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and among other things, freedom of religion. Why is everyone making such a big deal out of Mitt Romney’s religion? No one made a big deal out of Obama’s religion! And he doesn’t appear to have a religion (in public at least). Have you heard Obama say he was Christian? We are not electing a pastor…we are electing a president. At least Mittt Romney has a religion and prays every night. Freedom of religion is the right of every citizen…let’s not judge people based on religion.

  6. LDSFirefighter on November 6th, 2012 1:07 am

    I have held many of your hands hands at your darkest moments.
    I have brought a few of you back from deaths grips by performing CPR on you.
    I have woke up at all hours of the of the morning to answer your emergency calls.
    I have even visited some of you in the hospital,to make sure you were doing alright.
    I have been there at that horrible traffic accident that you, your family or neighbor were involved in.
    I have called some of your parents to let them know you were okay but your car was not.
    I have kept fires away from your homes and accepted your thanks humbly.
    I have handed out teddy bears to your children, hugged them and held them tight, telling them that you and daddy were going to be alright,that you were just going for a quick helicopter ride to see the doctor. Uncle Tom was on the way to pick them up.
    You have all treated me nicely. Even going so far as calling me an angel, which I don’t believe I deserve.
    You’ve met me at your children’s birthday parties, because you invited my daughters.
    Little did you know I was LDS. A Mormon. A Graduate from BYU and a former Missionary for my church.
    I had no idea you hated me this much.

  7. Keith on November 5th, 2012 5:17 pm

    You people that support obama are truly showing how
    ignorant you can be.and how much you like paying high gas prices then again you are probable getting every thing free and think you might loss it get a job maybe you can find one if Romney wins

  8. TN on November 5th, 2012 4:21 pm

    I voted early! Hope Romney WINS the Election!!!

  9. Charlene on November 5th, 2012 2:22 pm

    Obama has proven he cannot balance the economy, he can however create more debt that cannot be repaid, more invasive government programs and racial discord, class warfare and of course, least we forget the lies compounded to hide what really happened in the situation room while Americans were being murdered. We definitely need more of this kind of leadership NOT. We need a business man to pull us out of this staggering debt/borrowing from China and Obama only wants to create another governmental department of Business. We don’t need another department we need a leader and he could not lead us to a garage sale much less get this country on track.

  10. just tired on November 5th, 2012 2:06 pm



  11. Bob on November 5th, 2012 2:00 pm

    I have seen many elections. I have never seen a candidate for president run and truly not commit to anything, have the support he has. Its got to be the biggist support of the paranoid, greaty and selfish I have ever seen. I am one of the other 47%. Obama loves your mama!!!!!!!!!

  12. 2016 Will Break You on November 5th, 2012 1:03 pm

    For all of you who voted for Obama, I truly hope you are familiar with the NDAA and Patriot Act. The first 4 years of his presidency are NOTHING if he gets reelected to a second term. He has already laid the foundation for what he truly wants (a government that makes up your mind for you, since you can’t be trusted to do what’s best for you), and over the next 4 years his policies will mature and you can rest assured that the government will be vastly more powerful and intrusive than it already is. This is beyond communism… it’s beyond socialism… this is fascism and it is coming like a freight train. All you have to do is invite it in with your vote.

  13. just tired on November 5th, 2012 12:29 pm

    I believe in a Risen Savior who died on the cross for my sins and rose on the third day and is alive today, as a Mormon, is this what you believe?

  14. TamB on November 5th, 2012 10:37 am

    Very nicely put Michael J. !!!

  15. Mike J. on November 5th, 2012 10:09 am

    Yes, I voted early on Saturday and I only had to wait about 15 minutes, not hours like what I see on the news in central Florida.

    Responding to other off-topic posts already here:
    @Iamjustsaying : The number 16 is not 16 million jobs, but actually 16 TRILLION dollars of debt left for our children and grandchildren. How to I tell my kids that one US President made it bad but another US President said he would make it better but actully made it much, much worse.

    And what about Lybia? Do you even CARE that 4 brave Americans serving their country were killed without any real military support until hours after they were dead?

    Romney released his tax records, weren’t you paying attention? He gave more to charity than anybody else running for President ever has before. As Mass. Governor, he gathered a group of Pastors from his state and sent them to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help people there. He has been a successful businessman and a chief executive officer at government and the Olympics. He knows how to help a struggling economy! He knows how to help small businesses be successful.

    The Soviet Union lasted about 70 years but eventually collapsed. That is what will happen if you people turn this USA into the USSA (United Socialist States of America). George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Rooseveldt would all be sad to learn what their hard work has been turned into a kind of America that they would rally against.

    Socialism is a nice idea until you run out of other people’s money.

    Have a nice day!

  16. Darth Soetoro on November 5th, 2012 8:41 am

    You people bashing Gov.Romney’s religion are full of hate. 50 years ago people wondered if a Catholic should be elected President because then he might only be loyal to the Catholic Church and get his orders from the Pope. How stupid was that? JFK proved the doubters wrong. Now, 50 years later, we still have religious intolerance and bigotry in the good ole USA. Imagine that!

    I’ll bet you are the same people who say we should be nice to radical Muslims and treat their religion as equal as yours. Yet you will continue to bash Mormons and make up stupid things to say. However, I am against religious discrimination of any type. It’s their actions that I watch and learn from. You should try that sometime.

    So if you vote against Gov.Romney just because he is Mormon and vote for Pres.Obama just because he will give you public money (that he takes from rich companies who provide jobs), then I have this to say:

    Welcome to the Dark Side! (’s coming)

  17. Iamjustsaying on November 5th, 2012 7:24 am

    Obama 2012.Four more years of growth 16 million jobs on the way for the next four years,health care for all,No more wars bringing our troops back home 2014 and care a assistance for our Vets.

  18. 429SCJ on November 5th, 2012 7:12 am

    I don’t care what your race, religion or political affiliation. If you deny or denounce Christ, you are Anti-Christ.

    The matter is closed for debate with me, but you most certainly can and will address the matter with Him.

  19. @LEO GUY on November 5th, 2012 6:32 am

    @just tired,
    So you know what God takes kindly to? All I know is that his ways are above our ways. God has given authority to men, and God has taken authority away from men, some good and some bad. Barry had his chance, and we had ours. There will not be another one after this one.

  20. Goober on November 4th, 2012 11:40 pm

    This anti-Mormon nonsense is killing me. I’ve been one for over 50 years and never once heard anything about getting my own planet or that God is dead or any of that other nonsense. Read up on what a cult is while your at it. You might be better off to get your information about Mormons from a Mormon instead of other sources. It’s kind of like asking an Auburn student to tell you all about the University of Alabama. The report might be less than glowing.

  21. just tired on November 4th, 2012 10:43 pm

    @LEO GUY
    I don’t think God takes too kindly to people (Mormons) who believes he was a mere human and is no longer alive. So I’m very afraid of what might happen if Romney is elected.

  22. LEO GUY on November 4th, 2012 10:06 pm

    Iceburg dead ahead! Turn! Turn! No! No! Forward! Forward! Four more years of Barry! I have never been more scared in my life. Is this how it really ends? That is how the Bible says. Oh well, God’s will be done, not mine. :-/

  23. Mark T on November 4th, 2012 8:58 pm

    Yep! I did my part as a U.S. citizen to keep Romney(corporate puppet) OUT!!

  24. just tired on November 4th, 2012 8:03 pm

    I just can’t understand how anyone can support someone who is part of a cult, I mean religion that believes that God and Jesus is dead and that when you die you get your own planet. Really!

  25. Mike on November 4th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Team Obama . . . I voted early for the President and dragged a few others in to do the same.

    Romney is hiding something, the only candidate in recent memory that hasn’t released 10 years of tax returns, why not? Likely because we’ll find out about all his tax loopholes and Chinese business connections.

    The guy is so out of touch with the rest of America, someone please ask him how much a loaf of bread cost, he can make $50,000 bets without blinking . . . poor Republicans that vote for him and think you’re anything like that guy are dreaming, you’re like something stuck on the bottom of his shoe and if he wins, you’ll be treated accordingly.

  26. meh on November 4th, 2012 5:32 pm

    I’ve done my part to keep Obama in, and not vote for Romney. Romney might as well just be a projection screen for GOP hardline ideas he cant seem to make his mind up.

    A majority of people at the polling place were Obama supporters , its already looking bad for Romney in Florida. Floridians hate Rick Scott, and have learned a lesson about voting GOP

  27. rob on November 4th, 2012 5:32 pm

    Heard an interesting thought on increasing voter turnout and streamlining the system on the radio today…

    why not allow online voting in this modern age?

    then people who have internet can vote, and not have to worry about going anywhere; there are ways to secure against fraud, im surprised this hasn’t already been done to simplify the process as a cost cutting measure. people that prefer the traditional way to vote still can, but fewer polling places would be needed.

  28. Jimbo on November 4th, 2012 5:27 pm

    With the widespread reports of electronic voting machines and how votes for Romney come out Obama and all the voting going on from the cemetary, I’m wondering if voting matters at all. This writer says go back to totally paper ballots and the only machines we’d be using would be the cars that got us to and from the polls. Just my 2 pennies.

  29. Jason on November 4th, 2012 5:03 pm

    I also did my part to get Obama OUT. Our country cant handle another 4 years of his FAILED leadership. God Bless America.

  30. independent voter on November 4th, 2012 1:44 pm

    not sure if whoever stole our election signs is reading this but I wanted to say Thank you for supporting President Barack Obama.

    As a result, an additional $100 has been donated to his campaign on your behalf, and we have new signs.

    Thank you for supporting President Obama.

    For future note: You can vote for whoever you want to, but it doesn’t make sense to take down other peoples signs as they can be replaced, and that gives more money to that campaign. So by stealing/destroying them, you are indirectly supporting that candidate. Some people need to think about things before they do them.

  31. Jane on November 4th, 2012 10:47 am

    VOTE! If you don’t vote, don’t complain! If you voted and want to complain, tell it to your senator and representative! Be active!

  32. LEO GUY on November 4th, 2012 8:50 am

    You sure had me fooled. I thought for sure you were against Mitt. I just hope and pray that there are millions more like you who had me “fooled”. Go Gators and go Romney!

  33. anonymous voter on November 4th, 2012 8:29 am

    Yeah, good luck with that. But in the event things don’t get better over the next 4 years, you have earned your right to complain. Thanks for voting.

    If someone doesn’t vote, they have no right to complain, no matter who is elected. I was reading an article about people that refuse to vote for either and said they will not be voting at all. There are more than 2 choices on the ballot, vote for someone else, it doesn’t matter, just educate yourself and vote, or don’t complain.

  34. doublewide on November 4th, 2012 8:14 am

    I did vote on friday and it WAS GREAT! I hope everyone does their part and if they don’t then they really need to keep their mouth shut when they don’t get what they want. After I voted I got to say I did my part and encourge everyone else to do so also.

  35. Huh on November 4th, 2012 5:37 am

    Did my part to get Obama OUT. It felt great.

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