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Leon County voters take advantage of in-person, mail-in ballot options

Posted at 6:39 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 18:39:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Despite concerns about coronavirus safety, thousands of Leon County voters opted to cast their ballots inside a voting office.

Voters could also vote by mail, or even drop off a vote-by-mail ballot in the voting drive-thru at the Supervisor of Elections office.

However, some with more than one voter in the household said they'd rather watch the ballot go through themselves.

Even with CDC guidelines in place, they say they easily completed the voting process.

"Oh, it was seamless," said Rev. Bob Streater, III, a Leon County voter. "My family is kind of split, they did mail-in votes, and I like to do it the old fashion way, walk in the booth."

"We have to swap out," said Taisha Williams, a Leon County voter. "We do have two young children, so he'll come and vote and I'll come and vote, and that way we make sure our votes are counted."

"But everything was concise professional and timely and I think that's very important," Streater said.

Others also expressed concerns about hold-ups at the post office.

The Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Mark Earley says it's business as usual, and no delays are expected.