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Ion Sancho, Leon County Supervisor of Elections, began a petition drive to let voters decide whether Tallahassee’s City Commission and mayoral elections should be held in the spring or the fall.Sancho’s plan is to amend the city charter, which states the city’s elections should be held in February-he would need more than 50 percent of the city’s voters to approve the amendment if it goes on a ballot. Sancho explains that his motivation behind the petition is to increase voter turnout.An election in February held six years ago, 11, 905 people voted, compared with 24,934 in October 2000, according to election returns.Money is also a big issue when it comes to the petition. It costs them