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Leon County Supervisor of Elections expects record number of voters by Nov. 3

Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:14:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County voters are coming out en masse for this year's election.

Over 50 percent of registered voters have made their voices heard, with 57,000 vote-by-mail ballots returned and almost 49,000 early voter ballots submitted.

Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley says he's encouraged by the number of people who have decided to vote early and says they might even hit a record by this time on Election Day.

"Our turnout has been great so far, and there's not a lot of people left to vote on election day, so I don't expect to see the Election Day polling places to be crowded," said Earley. "The turnout has been wonderful and I think we'll have another record year, really."

Earley also says he's pleased to see initiatives by private companies and The City of Tallahassee for offering free rides to the polls on Election Day.