Outreach and Education

The Marion County Supervisor of Elections is dedicated to providing year-round nonpartisan voter education and community outreach services to Marion County citizens of all ages.

If you would like the Marion County Election Center to attend your event or request any of the following services or programs we offer, please submit the Community Involvement Request Form below, or contact Starley Ard with our Outreach Services at (352)-620-3294 ext. 221 or SArd@VoteMarion.com.



Services and Programs  

The following services and programs are free, easily accessible, and can be customized to meet your needs. If you are unable to find exactly what you are searching for or have any questions, please contact us. 

Voter Registration Drives
Speaking Engagements/Classroom Presentations
Tour the Election Center
Equipment Demonstrations
Mock Elections
School Elections
Annual High School Voter Registration Drive Challenge
Supervised Voting
Community Involvement Request Form

 

Voter Registration Drives

Representatives from the Marion County Election Center are available to conduct a voter registration drive/information booth to assist citizens with the following:

·       Pre-Register/Register to vote

·       Look up a voter registration status

·       Make updates/changes to voter registration record

·       Request vote-by-mail

·       Supply voter guides and election information

·       Provide answers to voting/election related questions

Speaking Engagements/Classroom Presentations

Invite Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Wilcox, to speak at your club, organization, or school. Topics can be customized or chosen from the following:

·       Be Election Ready! 

·       How Elections are Conducted in Marion County

·       The Importance of Voting

·       The Evolution of Voting

·       New Election Laws

·       Pathway to Presidency

·       Local Elections Matter

·       Voting Trends in Marion County and Florida

Tour the Election Center

Receive a behind the scenes guided tour of the Election Center’s Operation Center or departments to obtain a better understanding of the duties/responsibilities performed by the Supervisor of Elections office and learn about the voting equipment and how elections are conducted in Marion County.

Equipment Demonstrations

Receive a demonstration on the different types of voting equipment and systems used in Marion County and have the opportunity to get hands-on training on how they operate.

Mock Elections

Conduct a mock election using actual voting equipment from the Supervisor of Elections. Ballots can be customized for a specified election and audience. 

School Elections

School elections can be conducted using actual voting equipment from the Supervisor of Elections, or online voting offered through DoubleClick Democracy.

·      Florida Student Mock Election Program

·      Student Government Elections

·      Homecoming Elections

·      Sunshine State Young Readers Award Programs (Grades 3-8)

Annual High School Voter Registration Drive Challenge

The Annual High School Voter Registration Drive Challenge opportunity is available to all High Schools in Marion County. Representatives from the Supervisor of Elections office visits each school to pre-register and register eligible students 16 years of age and older. 

Supervised Voting (F.S. 101.655)

During the election season, upon request, election officials from the Marion County Election Center provide supervised voting for absent electors residing in any assisted living facility or nursing home facility in Marion County. Please contact our office for the deadlines to request supervised voting. 

Community Involvement Request Form

Thank you for your interest in participating in the electoral process! We will contact you upon receipt of your request.

We ask that requests are submitted at least two weeks prior to the event or program date to allow adequate time for scheduling and planning. For mock and school elections, please provide us with a one month notice to allow sufficient time for ballot creation, proofing, and testing. 

Please note that we prefer not to schedule any events two weeks preceding or following any election due to workloads and staff availability. 

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