Leon County Supervisor of Elections Speaks on New Voting Laws

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL - September 19, 2012

Florida is no stranger to election controversy. Especially now with the hotly contested early voting law changes.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho spoke Wednesday, September 19 on Florida's election law history and its controversies at a luncheon sponsored by Tallahassee Society of Association Executives.

Sancho is an outspoken critic of the early voting changes. He says the move to cut-down the number of early voting days from 14 to 8 and have the number of early voting hours range from 96-48 will only add headaches and frustration for when voters head to the poll.

"I understand the Florida Legislator may not have been happy with the will of the people's results in 2008. But instead of disrespecting it and trying to manipulate the process to try and make another outcome, we need to recognize the right to vote is a fundamental right and should not be subject to such partisan games," says Sancho.

Despite the controversy over the changes, the state says it saw a record number of voters show up for the August primary.

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