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Leon County Supervisor of Elections encouraging voters to request Vote-By-Mail ballots

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 10:40:13-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Supervisor of Elections for Leon County is encouraging all voters to request Vote-by-Mail ballots for the 2020 Primary and General Elections.

“My office is taking the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency very seriously,” said Supervisor Mark Earley. “Consistent with the Center for Disease Control’s Recommendations for Election Polling Locations, I strongly encourage all voters to vote by mail in the 2020 Primary and General Elections. While I hope our nation will return to normal by this fall, there is a possibility that the opportunities for in-person voting will be limited. That is why I want you to vote by mail in this fall's elections. Voting by mail allows voters to cast their ballots from the safety and comfort of their own homes, minimizes interactions with other people, and helps to maintain social distancing. We all need to do our part to keep our nation healthy, and voting by mail is an important part of that process.”

As part of a campaign to encourage voting by mail in the 2020 Primary and General Elections, the Supervisor of Elections is mailing every household in Leon County a postcard encouraging voters to request Vote-by-Mail ballots.

Officials say a voter can request a vote-by-mail ballot for one or more upcoming elections by going to the Supervisor of Elections website, LeonVotes.org and clicking the “Request Vote-by- Mail” icon to get started.

“Do not wait until the fall to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot,” said Supervisor Earley. “Please request your Vote-by-Mail ballot now. That way we can get your request into our system and send you a ballot with plenty of time for you to vote and return the ballot back to us.”

Voters with questions are encouraged to contact the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office by email at vote@leoncountyfl.gov, or by phone at (850) 606-8683, Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.