A recent poll conducted by the University of North Florida shows candidate Nikki Fried ahead of Charlie Crist in the Democratic primary election for governor, but behind Republican incumbent Ron DeSantis in a head-to-head race among registered voters.
Unofficial results showed 3.89 million, or 28.12 percent, of Florida’s nearly 13.84 million registered voters participated in the primary.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Overall voter turnout has not dwindled. In fact, the Supervisor of Elections said it has surpassed the primary election in 2016.
Florida has seen an increase in mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as people are likely reluctant to show up in person to vote.
Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridoplos speaks to FOX 35.
Florida voters are voting by mail in larger numbers, likely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida is a closed primary state, which means you can only vote for candidates in your registered political party.
The primary contest, held as the state was ramping up its response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, helped cement Biden’s position as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Democratic presidential primary is consumed with uncertainty after leaders in Ohio called off Tuesday's election just hours before polls were set to open to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Florida Primary is on Tuesday, March 17.
Supervisors of elections are stocking voting precincts with extra soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. They’re asking workers to frequently wash their hands and clean voting equipment, door knobs and counters.
With the Sunshine State's primary on Tuesday, Central Florida poll workers, like Leslie Feinberg, say they're ready to go.
Ohio's governor wants the state to delay in-person voting for the state's Tuesday presidential primary for three months to let the coronavirus outbreak subside, but Florida, Illinois and Arizona plan to push ahead.
With the coronavirus outbreak, there are concerns that people won't show up to vote in the Florida Primary on March 17, but elections officials say they are doing everything to keep voters and workers safe.
Early voting is underway in Florida for next Tuesday's Presidential Primary. Elections officials are making sure precincts are clean and as secure as can be to make voters comfortable over coronavirus concerns.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to make a campaign stop in Tampa Thursday, March 12, but canceled the appearance due to "the coronavirus public health emergency."
The event, which would have featured Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, was scheduled for just five days before the state's presidential primary.
The survey states that 61% of likely Florida voters favor Biden, giving his a substantial lead over Sanders at 12%.
Bloomberg has planned stops in Orlando, Miami, and West Palm Beach.