Leon County’s preparations for Florida’s March 15th Presidential Primary Election are well underway.
On Tuesday (2/9), County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho was supervising the mailing out of some 17,000 ballots from the main Tallahassee post office. He noted these were once known as “absentee ballots”.
“It used to be that you needed an excuse to vote by mail,” he said. “That is why they called it an ‘absentee ballot’. You actually has to be physically absent from the county before you could vote by mail.”