Florida Precinct Reports 103% Turnout

'It's not a glitch,' officials say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2020 7:20 PM CST
Florida Precinct Reports 103% Turnout
Voters wait in line to cast their ballot at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office on Kaley Ave., in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.   (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

As results from Florida roll in, a confusing number in an Orange County precinct is getting attention. In Precinct 538, turnout topped 103% Tuesday, with more than 780 votes cast in a precinct that had 754 registered voters on the Oct. 6 registration deadline, the Orlando Sentinel reports. County election officials explained that the turnout number was correct because some voters had updated their addresses after the registration deadline, placing them in the precinct, reports Fox. "It's not a glitch!" tweeted the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office. "If you're already registered to vote in Florida, there's no deadline for updating your address." (Read more Election 2020 stories.)

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