Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Early Voting and Absentee Voting in Miami Dade County by the Numbers. By Geniusofdespair By Geniusofdespair


Geniusofdespair said...

At 7:30 the wait time was already 3 hours at the North Dade Regional Library. Everywhere else 1 1/2 or less. Some polling places had 0 wait time. Seems like this is a good time to vote. Miami Beach appears to have the shortest waits. City of Miami 20 minutes.

I would vote early in the morning in Miami Beach.

Anonymous said...

The mean number of votes per day based on these numbers is 25,778 votes per day. Given that number and assuming the same numbers for the remaining days, that would yield a total of 206,224 early voters. It may be higher number given the fact that there are increases in the total number of voters each day. No. Dade Regional out performs all the other polling places, followed by West Dade, and So. Dade and Coral Gables are competing. If I were the Elections Dept., I would expand operations at these top 4 sites (more voting machines, ballots, scan machines, staff, vans,etc).

In terms of the absentee ballots, although I had a standing absentee ballot request, I did not get mine until a couple of days before early voting. I should have been in the 10/5 mailout. Why do some voters get their absentee ballot before others? Based on tracking my ballot online, they recieved it on 1/27, so I am in that 22,112 that showed up on that date. Interestingly, only 53% of the absentee ballots mailed out have been sent in, and there are only a few days left. Thanks for posting the data.

Anonymous said...

I followed-up and looked at the updated data for early voting up to Nov.1st. A total of 161,968 persons had voted early. The top performer was No. Dade Regional Library with 11,500 voters. No. 2 was West Dade Regional Library (10,568; 3rd was West Kendall Reg. Library (9,749)); 4th was Coral Gables (9,592); and 5th was Model City Library (9,446).

The mean number of votes per day for the county was 26,993. As suspected, the daily totals continued to grow. They need to expand the entire operation these last two days, and Gov. Scott should allow voting on Sunday.