Mark Earley

Leon County Supervisor of Elections office.

A relative handful of Leon County voters are canceling their registration and joining a national backlash against a presidential commission on voter fraud. But Elections Supervisor Mark Earley says at least he's changed a few minds.

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Five candidates for local positions are now Leon County officeholders after taking their oaths Tuesday.

Mark Earley, the man who rose from voting machine technician to Leon County’s voting systems manager, will be the next supervisor of elections.

Spending the first election night in decades away from the office paid off nicely for Mark Earley, the leading contender to replace his boss, Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho.

L-R: Mark Earley, Tena Pate, Rep. Alan Williams.
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2016 is shaping up to be a contentious election year, and not just on the national stage. One of Leon County’s most anticipated local races is for Supervisor of Elections. Two of the candidates came together Thursday for a public forum.

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The first of what may be several candidates to succeed longtime Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho filed his campaign paperwork Monday morning.  The candidate is no stranger to the local elections office and Sancho says, in the 27 years he’s been supervisor, this is the first candidate endorsement he’s made.