Sancho Says Steady Voter Turnout For Early Voting So Far

Early Voting
Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 17:42:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Early voting began Monday in Florida, giving voters a chance to visit the polls and cast their ballots in the general election up until just three days before the November 4 election.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says it's been steady so far at all seven locations. He expects to see between 35,000 and 45,000 total voters for the two week early voting period in Leon County. He also says by election day on November 4, 50% of citizens will have already voted.

He also said this year's gubernatorial race has gained a lot of attention among voters and could contribute to a higher turnout.

"I think Florida's governor's race is going to be very important to the citizens of Leon County," said Sancho, "particularly because so many of them work for government and are intimately involved with how the process ought to work."

If you're one of those people who doesn't like to wait in line, Sancho says make sure you get out and vote this week. He says you won't see any lines because most people wait until the second week of early voting instead.

For more polling locations and times, call (850) 606-VOTE or click here.