Florida News that impacts you – October 19th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Early voting begins today across the state. From 7am to 7pm daily through Sunday November 1st, eligible voters may vote in person at early voting locations. As a reminder you do need photo ID and you should wear a mask (though you’ll be allowed to vote if you don’t have one).
- As early voting begins today, already 2.5 million Floridians have voted by mail. Democrats have outvoted Republicans by 468,000 by mail.
- Kamala Harris is making two campaign stops in Florida today. She’s holding early voting mobilization rallies in Jacksonville and Orlando today.
- Florida has seen a daily average uptick in new COVID-19 cases over the past week. The daily average over just over 2,900 cases is 300 more than a week ago. While there hasn’t been a spike in cases during phase three reopening, we have seen an upward trend in cases since October 4th.