Early voting in GOP primary to begin across Fla.

Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:54 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE — Early voting in the Republican presidential primary is set to begin throughout Florida the same day South Carolina holds its primary.

Voters in all 67 Florida counties will be able to go to the polls Saturday and casts ballots.

Early voting began Monday in Hillsborough, Hardy, Hendry, Monroe and Collier counties. The number of days available to vote ahead of the Jan. 31 primary is shorter in the rest of the state because of a new voting law that is not being applied in those five counties.

The early voting period will end the following Saturday in at least 62 counties. Elections supervisors can keep polls open up to 12 hours a day in 62 counties and 8 hours a day in the five counties that began voting last Monday.

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