SEBRING — A total of 718 people voted in the first three days of early voting in Highlands County, according to Highlands County Supervisor of Election Penny Ogg.
“Early voting is going really well,” Ogg said. Another 274 had voted on Tuesday by 2 p.m., for a total of 992.
She offered a comparison to the turnout in previous early voting in primary elections.
“In 2010 we have a few more than we have currently, but 2010 had the tax collector’s race on it so it was very popular,” she said. “So we probably won’t see as many numbers for this one go-round on the early voting, but as far as the 2012 primary, we are running pretty close. So our numbers are looking pretty good.”
A total of 5,001 early voted in 2010 and 2,752 early voted in 2012.
Early voting continues daily 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and concludes Saturday.
The early voting sites are: Kenilworth Training Facility, 4500 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring; Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park; and the Lake Placid Town Hall Council Chambers, 311 West Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.
Ogg said there have been no issues with the relocation of the Sebring early voting site from the Government Center to the Kenilworth Training Facility.
“We haven’t had anybody that came here looking for it,” she said.
They may have seen the sign in the lobby of the Government Center that states the new early voting location, she said. Nobody seems to be having difficulties finding the Kenilworth Training Facility, either, Ogg said.