Ballots Getting Ready for Coal Plant Referendum

Ballots for the coal plant referendum will head to Tallahassee mailboxes next Friday.

It will be the largest mail-out election the county Supervisor of Elections Office has ever handled.

Thursday, poll workers began the process of packing and preparing those ballots.

Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says it will take 46 workers, seven days and 3,200 man hours to pack the nearly 103,000 ballots.

Ion Sancho says, "To vote, you need to mark the ballot and place the marked ballot in the secrecy envelope, which is a manila covered, place it in the mailing envelope, which the voter must sign."

Sancho says if that mailing envelope is not signed the vote will not count. Sancho also said city residents should make sure his office has their correct address.