[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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