Leon County Supervisor of Elections

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With Election Day just around the corner, Leon County officials are reminding people the deadline to register to vote is next week. 

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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

A new study published by the ACLU of Florida shows a number of mail-in ballots are being rejected. Activists are asking voters to be informed about the vote-by-mail process.

[From left to right] Leon County Commission Candidates Rick Minor,  Emily Fritz, Kyle Frost, and Carlos Rey, with the exception of Rex Rekstis [missing from photo], appeared Tuesday on WFSU’s Perspectives show.
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To win a nonpartisan seat during Leon County primaries, one candidate must get a majority – or, 50 percent plus one vote. But a local county commission race may be headed toward a recount.

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Thousands of mail-in-ballots are now on the way to Leon County voters. This marks the official start of the 2018 primary election.

The 2018 local elections have set a county record for most qualified candidates in a midterm year. There are 55 people in the running.

(left to right) Current Leon County Elections Supervisor Mark Earley, Former Supervisor Ion Sancho, and Leon County Commission Chair John Dailey at the dedication of the new elections headquarters that bears Sancho's name.
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A new facility that contains all of Leon County's elections functions was officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 21. It's been named in honor of the county's immediate past supervisor of elections.

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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.

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Early voting in Leon County is right around the corner.

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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.

Rep. Alan Williams.
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After almost three decades in office, Leon County’s election supervisor is stepping down.  One of Tallahassee’s statehouse representatives wants to replace him, but his attendance record in the Legislature might give some voters pause.

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A record number of vote-by-mail ballots are now en route to Leon County voters.

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Florida’s elections chief says he’s worried about potential disturbances during this year’s elections, and he’s working with law enforcement and supervisors of elections across the state on a plan.

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Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho is preparing to mail out thousands of vote-by-mail ballots—previously called absentee ballots.

No Primary Election For Leon County Sheriff Race

Jun 24, 2016
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 Voters will not see any Leon County Sheriff candidates on the primary ballots, after changes were made in the final day of election qualification.

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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Tallahassee representative Alan Williams is counting on his experience as a state legislature in his bid to run the Leon County Elections Office.

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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.

Screenshot of Ion Sancho's ad

Saturday is the last day Floridians can early vote ahead of the November 4th general election. With just days left, an ad is now circulating with Leon County election supervisor Ion Sancho encouraging citizens to vote early.

The goal of Sancho’s TV and digital ad is to encourage registered Leon County residents to get out the vote. He first touts the seven early voting locations that are available. Then, he outlines what’s at stake.

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Early voting is underway in Leon County ahead of the November 4th general election, and Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says it's going smoothly so far.

“All seven locations have been up and running now for the better part of two days,said Sancho. “On Monday, we had over 1,900 voters vote, and right now, we’re well on the way to match that pace.”

Sancho adds mail balloting is also continuing at the same time as in-person early voting.

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Monday is the last day to register to vote in Florida ahead of the November general election.

If you want to vote November 4th and help decide some key local, state, and congressional races, Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland says interested Floridians must be registered by Monday.

Ahead of any general election, it can be easy for voters to get confused. And, at least one area of Florida is reporting confusion over the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, to a medical marijuana initiative known as Amendment 2 set to appear on the November ballot.

Unlike the last general election, where voters were faced with 11 state constitutional amendments, this year they’ll only be faced with three—not counting local ballot initiatives.

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Election Day is nearly here---However, several Floridians have already been able to cast their vote during the gap between when Early Voting ended and Election Day began. While some say they’re grateful they could avoid the expected long lines of Election Day, others say the lines may not be so long.

Today, after the Florida League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote announced they will resume voter registration drives statewide, the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee began registering its volunteers at the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Some Florida’s elections supervisors are protesting the governor’s efforts to rank them. Regan McCarthy reports the supervisors claim it feels to them like the governor is trying to take some control of the election process.