Think You Can't Vote In Leon County? You Might Be Wrong

Nov 3, 2014

Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Leon County’s elections supervisor says some voters might not realize they’re eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday’s midterm election.

First, Ion Sancho says, many residents who are registered to vote in other Florida counties can vote in Leon on Election Day instead.

“People who are saying, ‘Gosh, my voter registration—I registered to vote in Gainesville, but I’ve been living here for a couple years’no problem. You can register and vote here because under the eyes of court decisions, you’re living here," he says. 

If you're voting Tuesday, keep in mind:

  • You can still vote if you haven't updated your address. 
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. People in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. 
  • Voter ID cards are not necessary. Poll workers will ask only for a photo ID. 
  • You can still vote if you don't have a photo ID. You may be asked to vote a provisional ballot, but it will count after elections staff verify you are registered. 
  • People unsure of their polling location can look it up on LeonVotes.org.