Voter turnout demographics from the special election

Source: Marion County Supervisor of Elections

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Posted June 7, 2023 | Staff report

The “Ocala Gazette” has obtained more detailed demographic information about the 8,789 voters who turned out for the May 16 General Special Election during which Republican Ryan Chamberlin was elected to fill the vacant Florida House of Representatives District 24 seat. The information below is from the certified election results provided by the Marion County Supervisor of Election’s Office.

A few notable takeaways:

  • Republican voters (5,907) tripled those registered of Democrats (1,859), even though Republicans only made up roughly half the voters in District 24. There were 953 no-party-affiliation voters who cast ballots in the election.
  • White Republican women, particularly those ages 61 and up, collectively made up the largest voting bloc.
  • Minority voter turnout was meager. Although minorities comprise 26% of registered voters in that district, only roughly 2% voted.
  • Less than 1% of registered voters aged 40 or younger voted, even though they made up 26% of registered voters in the district.
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