7,300 Duval residents cast ballots during first weekend of early voting

Nearly 38,000 mail-in ballots have also be cast

Nick Howland and Tracye Polson are running in Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 3. (Photos provided by candidates)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Not many people took part during the first weekend of early voting for a special Jacksonville City Council election to replace the seat vacated by the late Tommy Hazouri.

Democrat Tracye Polson and Republican Nick Howland are vying for that position.

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As of Monday morning, 7,360 voted at the 15 early voting sites. Slightly more Democrats have voted than Republicans.

As for the vote-by-mail ballots, 37,784 have been returned and processed.

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Early voting will continue through the week, until Feb. 20, and the election is set for Feb. 22.

So far the turnout is 6.92% and it is predicted to be between 10 to 15%.

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