Election Day

Jimbo Jackson
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After more than 20 years, Leon County’s Second District has a new commissioner.  Jimbo Jackson will take the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Jane Sauls.

Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Al Lawson can officially call himself District Five’s Congressman. The former Florida state senator has been the heir apparent for the position since winning the primary against incumbent Corrine Brown and he quickly took the seat Tuesday. Lawson says he wants to focus on making college more accessible.

Leon county canvassing board at election supervisors office
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Election Day made for a busy day for the members of the Leon County Canvassing Board. The board is responsible for everything from verifying signatures on mail in ballots to interpreting ballots a voting machine can’t read

NSF: Half Of Florida Voters Have Cast Ballots

Nov 8, 2016
Drivers are greeted by campaign sign wavers in Killearn on Election Day 11/8/16.
David Mullins / WFSU News

As polls opened across the state Tuesday, more than half of eligible Florida voters had already cast ballots. About 6.51 million people went to early-voting locations or had cast mail-in ballots, according to numbers posted online Tuesday morning by the state Division of Elections. Florida has about 12.86 million registered voters for the general election.

Tao Valentine, Rhonda Rolle, Tom Kirkpatrick and "Elivis" wave to passing cars in front of the Historic Capitol building in Tallahassee. 11/08/16.
LHatter / WFSU News

The clock is winding down on Election Day for one of the most partisan and divisive presidential races in recent memory. But a handful of sign wavers with different political leanings are united in one place. Florida’s historic capitol building.