Florida Primary Election

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The August 30th Primary is just around the corner, and a common misconception is only those affiliated with a major political party can vote in that election. But, Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho wants to set the record straight.


Following confusion over voter registration in the Presidential Primaries, the Florida League of Women Voters is trying to clarify how voters can be prepared for the upcoming Primary on August 30th.

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Florida elections officials are seeing shorter early-voting lines at the polls this year and attribute it to a 2013 law giving local offices more say in early voting hours and locations. But election supervisors say the added convenience hasn't drawn more people to the polls so far this primary.

Florida lawmakers changed voting laws last year after negative headlines about long lines at the polls during the 2012 election.

Duval County Elections Supervisor Jerry Holland says lines are shorter this year.

Tuesday's primary election determined that the race for the newly created Florida House of Representatives District 7, which includes parts of Leon and nine surrounding counties, will be between a Crawfordville businessman and current Liberty Co. Clerk of Courts. In a district that covers more land area than any other in the state, the Democratic candidate received more votes than all of his Republican challengers combined.