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Leon County Supervisor of Elections to be partisan race

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 18:36:13-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — You'll soon see a change on your ballot in a local election.

The Leon County Supervisor of Elections will now be a partisan race.

That's thanks to a recent decision by Florida's Supreme Court, which said counties cannot designate constitutional offices like the Supervisor of Elections to be a non-partisan race.

WTXL Political Contributor, Dr. Ed Moore says it'll give voters more opportunity to choose their supervisor of elections.

"Now it's going to be parties nominating the candidates and in November you'll have a Democrat running against a Republican for that office," said Dr. Moore. "It adds more elections and more opportunity for the voters."

In Leon County this only applies to Supervisor of Elections. The other constitutional positions are already non-partisan.