WFSU News Team
Fri August 10, 2012
Leon Co. Early Primary Voting Outpaces 2008 Election
Early voting before the Tuesday primary election runs through Saturday. And the turnout in Leon Co., so far, has already surpassed early voting totals for the 2008 presidential primary.
Leon Co. Assistant Elections Supervisor Janet Olin says, with a day left in early voting, voters have already cast about 1,600 more ballots than they did in the entire 2008 early voting period. She says, primaries usually bring out a core group of dedicated voters.
“You get voters that are tried and true, so to speak, in the primary, that vote no matter what," she says.
But that’s not the case in the general election, she says, so officials are watching to see what happens in light of the state’s law change that shortened the early voting period from 12 days to eight. Early voting numbers are posted each night on LeonVotes.org.