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How do Leon County voters know their votes were counted?

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 13:46:29-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - It may be a day off of work for most Americans as they enjoy the long Veteran's Day weekend, but not for the Leon County Supervisor of Election's office.

Supervisor Mark Earley and staff were busy Monday doing a machine recount, finishing up the vote by mails and tabulating early voting ballots for three big races: the gubernatorial race, the senate race and the Florida agriculture commission race.

So with the races this close, how do you know if your vote counted? How can you check to be sure?

Earley says, if you put your vote in the machine in person, it counted.

But if you were an absentee voter, or just want to double check, there are a couple of ways to do it.

"You can call our office during normal hours or you can go to our website LeonVotes.org and we have a button that looks like the American flag; It's called 'Your Voter' info," Earley explained. "It asks you a little bit of information about yourself and then you can check the status of your ballot."

If you checked into vote for early voting or on Election Day, Earley says your voter history will show that you voted.

He says he and election officials across the state are doing their best to make sure your vote is tabulated and that any valid vote that they have received will get tabulated.