Election officials still reporting low turnout for 2022 midterms

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Election officials across Central Florida have been reporting voter turnout for the 2022 midterms has been down compared to previous years. Many voters have not reported as many issues as in the past.

Voters like Megan Core were pleasantly surprised when casting their ballot this Election Day.


“I thought the lines were perfect,” Core said.

While voters have been presented with several issues this election cycle, those same issues haven’t been enough to get people to the polls.

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In Brevard County, voter turnout has been just above 50%.

In Seminole County, officials report voter turnout was slightly less at around 47% and in Orange County at 40%.

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles said a last-minute push by election leaders appears to have helped boost those numbers.

“It kept reminding voters to go and participate and on the last day go past 20,000 on that last Sunday,” Cowles said.

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Sabrina Douglas said she while some people may have “voter fatigue,” she hopes people understand the importance of exercising their rights.

“They’re fed up. They’re tired. Even though my son says, ‘What difference does it make?’ I say still go vote,” Douglas said.

Polls across Central Florida close at 7 p.m.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.