Early Voters in Florida By admin | October 21, 2008 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on 2008 Subscribe to 2008 October 20th is the first day for early voting in Florida. Sam Mayfield visited polling stations in Central Florida including downtown Orlando and Winter Park. Most voters indicated they wanted to avoid the long lines and traffic associated with election day. Others cited the problems with ballot counting in 2000; this year they wanted to be certain their vote was counted correctly. Over midday the longest line seen was about 75 people although there were reporters of lines up to 100 in some locations. VIDEO: Sam MayfieldTEXT: Noah Kunin Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.