[UPDATE] Leon County Springtime Tallahassee Straw Poll

[UPDATE] 4-2-11 6:52 PM--

Should state officials, such as as the Governor and Cabinet, also be subject to recall? Folks at Springtime Tallahassee voiced their opinion on this question and others in a straw poll conducted by the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office. We have the results.

Springtime Tallahassee straw ballot questions and results:

1- Local officials are subject to recall under Florida’s statutes. Should state officials, such as as the Governor and Cabinet, also be subject to recall?

Yes - 84.02%
No - 11.19%
Undecided - 4.79%

2- Should the number of seats on Florida’s Supreme Court be increased from 7 to 10 to allow our current Governor additional appointments?

Yes - 11.62%
No - 82.23%
Undecided - 6.15%

3- Should Florida’s public officers be rehired at full salary after retiring and receiving their retirement benefits from the Florida Retirement System?

Yes - 20.14%
No - 70.02%
Undecided - 9.84%

4- Have you ever contacted your elected official about an idea or change you felt was necessary to better your community?

Yes - 65.07%
No - 34.93%
Undecided - 0%

5- Both the Leon County Commission and School Board are required to redraw district lines in odd numbered years (2011). Should these single member districts be identically aligned to achieve cost savings for Leon
County tax payers?

Yes - 55.07%
No - 16.13%
Undecided - 28.80%

6- What former FSU baseball player played in the 2010 World Series with the San Francisco Giants against the Texas Rangers?

J.D. Drew- 7.12%
Mike McGhee- 6.36%
Buster Posey- 79.40%
Nolan Ryan- 7.12%
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The Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office will have a booth set up at Springtime Tallahassee in downtown Saturday, April 2nd.

While there, residents are encouraged to participate in the annual straw poll.

The straw ballot has six questions that allows voters to share their opinions in subject areas from sports to government.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho said, "Should individuals be allowed to double dip? Should you be allowed to retire but then come back and draw your full salary at the same time? These are issues that we feel that citizens of Tallahassee have opinions on. So, we put them on the ballot and try to get their opinion, which we'll report."

The elections office's tent will be set up across the street from Double Tree Hotel on West Park Avenue.

Check wctv.tv for the results of Saturday's straw poll.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Apr 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    @Anonymous - that is the only sensible thing you have said. Double dipping (referring to food) is a no no, otherwise I say go for it. I only wish I was at the parade to boo that man along with the rest of the good citizens of this state.
  • by SupportSancho Location: Tallahassee on Apr 4, 2011 at 06:12 AM
    I wholeheartedly support Mr. Sancho and the job he has done. You didn't see Leon County having any problems counting votes in the 2004 Presidential Election because Mr. Sancho made sure our county had the best voting machines. It doesn't matter what his political views are, as long as he does his job; something the Governor hasn't done.
  • by Disgusted Location: Tallahassee on Apr 4, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    Gov Scott running FL like a business? Do you mean lying to the voters and promising all these jobs, when he is cutting everything, and laying people off? Yes, the Governor, his Cabinet, and any elected official should be held to the fire, and if not doing a good job, then we, the people, should be able to fire him. If you don't do a good job in the private sector, you can be canned. Especially since he is supposed to be representing the people of FL; and he hasn't done so since he got into office. I would fire him right now if I could.
  • by gov must go ! Location: state on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:36 PM
    get em out !
  • by anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    The people have spoken, scott and all republicans need to leave office on their own or be forced out. scott wants to run the state like a busniess - his employers say "your fired" - is that not the way private busniess works? Seems like there are still to may scott supports in this town who contine to bite the hands that feed them - that being that Tallahasse is 65/70% democratic, and we support you in your businesses etc. - not anymore. I for one will buy online, in Georgia, or anywhere except a republican owned scott supported busniess. Republicans have had 12 years in office and they are the ones to blame for Florida's problems. Democratic business owners, maybe you could offer 5% off your products to state/county employees as an "in your face" jesture to scott and company.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 01:21 PM in reply to anonymous
      That is the most convoluted non logic I have ever seen. Yes, he isnrunning the state like a business. In a business, the employees do not fire the boss. State agencies are not here to provide career employment for a city or county which otherwise discourages real industry. I know of no majority of businesses run by republicans.
  • by Serf Location: Fields on Apr 3, 2011 at 07:49 AM
    How about an option to recall the State Attorney? Perhaps then a prosecutor would give serious consideration to filing charges against his friends and before charging his enemies.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 at 01:25 PM in reply to Serf
      If you are attempting to refer to our Attorney General, she is doing a fantastic job killing Obamacare! Keep up the great work Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi!
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        by THEY ARE DIFFERENT on Apr 4, 2011 at 07:49 AM in reply to
        Do you not know that we have a State Attorney and an Attorney General?? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR ALL THESE YEARS? Serf is referring to the STATE'S ATTORNEY OFFICE! YOU KNOW...GOOD OLE BOY WILLIE MEGGS! Why is Tallahassee so full of idiots? Oh yeah, I know, it became full when R.Scott came to live.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2011 at 06:24 PM in reply to THEY ARE DIFFERENT
          The local state attorney would have no power to do anything to the Governor.
  • by dog Location: gone on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    RECALL SANCHO , Unethical Liberal. Won't count my vote.
  • by Concerned on Apr 2, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    As I was passing the Voting Booth, Ion Sancho was laughing about Rick Scott being booed and smiling to voters about the first question on the ballot. Do we really want this liberal counting our votes?
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      by Thank full Voter on Apr 3, 2011 at 04:53 AM in reply to Concerned
      I laugh too, and I prefer Mr. Sancho counting our votes, than a thief running our beautiful state!! Thank. Thank you Mr. Sancho for putting this questions on the poll. Please make sure legislators know what we the citizens of Florida said. It's our right!!
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      by Tallynole on Apr 3, 2011 at 06:27 AM in reply to Concerned
      What exactly is he going to do? Rig an election in favor on the democrats, oh wait... the republicans already did that in 2000. Go back to the rock you live under.
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      by Voice of Reason on Apr 3, 2011 at 07:43 AM in reply to Concerned
      Well, actually, I hope he counts mine but not yours!
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      by jj on Apr 3, 2011 at 07:50 AM in reply to Concerned
      YOU BET
  • by Voter Location: Tallahasse on Apr 2, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    I hope the legislators heard our voices, and support the bill that is being processed to allow citizens to recall the state elected officials that only get there to work for their own benefit, and don't do what they were elected to do!!!
  • by Jim Location: gadsden County on Apr 2, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    George thinks otherwise.
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