Leon County Elections

Theresa Thompson / https://www.personalincome.org/money/

Early voting is off to a smooth start, according to Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho. Since polls opened Saturday, more 3,700 people have cast their ballots.

Tom Hagerty

  Early voting kicks off this weekend and continues through August 27.  But in a quick video, Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho points out a change for some citizens wishing to cast their ballots early.

Florida Memory State Library & Archives

The two candidates for the Leon County Commission At-Large Seat disagree about changes to the county’s urban development. 

Leon County Website

Whoever becomes the Leon County Commissioner in District Two will have their work cut out for them. 

New Addition To Leon Tax Collector Race

Jun 27, 2016
John Paul Bailey


Leon County Tax Collector incumbent Doris Maloy was running unopposed until Thursday, when a new face entered the race last-minute.

Lynn Hatter / WFSU

There may be no Democratic Party primary for school superintendent this August. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, City Commissioner Scott Maddox says he’s considering dropping out of the race for superintendent. Instead, he would run to keep his seat on the city commission.

Leon County Readies for Presidential Primary

Feb 12, 2016
Tom Flanigan

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.”

Erik Hersman via Flickr

The 2014 primary season for local candidates has been one of the most contentious in years say local political watchers. But at least one thinks the area is finally catching up with races in other parts of the state.

This primary season has seen some swearing, lots of screaming, candidates accusing each other of political sabotage and in at least two races—outside money from state parties and lobbying groups. 

Leon County Elections 2012: Races to Watch

Jul 9, 2012

As the August 14th primary nears, WFSU-FM will be giving you a chance to hear directly from the candidates on our live call-in program, Perspectives. The series of shows will run Tuesdays and Thursday from July 9th through July 31th. Here’s a complete list of the shows and their guests:

Tuesday, July 10th: Leon County Sheriff:

Leon County’s Elections Supervisor, Ion Sancho, said he has no plans to remove voters from the county’s voter rolls despite a ruling from a federal judge saying it’s okay to purge non-citizen. Sancho said he doesn’t think the information about who is or isn’t a citizen is accurate enough.