The following is a breakdown of how Longboaters voted in the Nov. 6 general election, complete with absentee and early voting numbers. Longboat Key voters cast 2,069 votes total on Election Day. In the Manatee County portion of the island, there are 2,102 registered voters, and on the Sarasota County portion of the island, there are 4,250 registered voters. When all the votes are counted, Longboaters voted in force for an 83.6% voter turnout.
LONGBOAT KEY VOTER TURNOUT:
Registered Voters: 4,250
Ballots cast: 3,568
Turnout %: 84.0%
Registered Voters: 2,102
Ballots cast: 1,748
Turnout %: 83.2%
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