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Ballots still at Leon County post offices get police escort to Supervisor's Office

Posted at 5:06 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 17:06:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County has already broken the record for the number of votes cast in an election, with more than 150,000 ballots cast.

The same can't be said for the percentage of voters.

The county saw a record number of registered voters this year and an increase in the number of eligible voters.

Still, Leon County's Supervisor of Elections, Mark Earley says turnout has been great despite the pandemic.

The biggest change this year is people voting by mail.

"I think we'll have the vast majority of our vote by mail ballots counted by 7," said Earley. "There will possibly be a few thousand we get late in the day from the post office. We'll have people positioned at the post office with the Sheriff's Office to bring those ballots to us. We'll try to get the signatures verified, envelopes opened, and in our machines by election night but some of it may carry over into the next day."

If you have a mail-in ballot to submit there's only place to drop it off, at the Supervisor of Elections Office.

The drive-thru drop off will accept ballots until 7 p.m.

Polls also close at 7 p.m. As long as you're in line by then you'll be able to cast your ballot.