Mail-in Ballots Sent out to Leon County Voters for Presidential Preference Primary

Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 16:59:32-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The New Hampshire Presidential Primary is here, but Floridians will not have to wait much longer to cast their ballots.

The Presidential Primary Preference election in the sunshine state will be on March 15.

The Supervisor of Elections Office in Leon County mailed over 17,000 vote-by-mail ballots today, the first day they were allowed to be sent out by Florida law. 

500 ballots were already mailed overseas for voters serving in the military of traveling out of the country.

Ion Sancho, Supervisor of Elections in Leon County, says he's anticipating a big turnout this year.

"We look forward to a record primary. You have to remember, there has not been a primary in both parties in a Presidential cycle since 1992. So, in fact, this will be probably the largest Presidential preference primary in Leon County in modern history," Sancho said. 

The deadline to register to vote is quickly approaching, as well as the deadline to switch party affiliation. You must be a registered Republican or Democrat to be eligible. 

The official Supervisor of Elections Election Guide will be mailed to all eligible voters for the primary during the first week of March.

That guide contains everything a voter needs to know to be prepared to vote in the March 15 primary.