Leon County Supervisor of Elections office extends early voting period amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 18:46:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Early voting in Leon County is being extended to the max.

The Supervisor of Elections is changing early primary voting from nine days to 14 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The elections office says they have mailed 150,000 vote by mail requests to Leon County voters.

This is make sure everyone has the opportunity to cast their vote.

Receiving the vote by mail request card does not take away the ability to vote in person. Chris Moore says they are doing this as a precaution because of the pandemic.

"We're encouraging people to sign up to vote by mail," said Moore. "We're also going to be sending a mailer post card to voters in Leon County that do not have a vote by mail request and encourage them to request a vote by mail."

The elections office says poll workers are trained to follow CDC guidelines.

Disinfectants and hand sanitizers will be available as well as social distancing measures taken if you choose to vote in person.