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Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. Election Day to be counted and may be returned by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.)‚Äč, to a secure mail ballot drop box located at each early voting location during early voting hours, or in person to the Supervisor of Elections office located at 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470. The United States Postal Service recommends that ballots be mailed to the Elections Office at least one week prior to Election Day to ensure they are received timely. 

Secure Mail Ballot Drop Box locations:

  • Marion County Election Center located at 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470 - available 24/7
  • At each early voting location, available only during early voting hours. Early voting locations, dates and times.

Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be accepted at any Election Day voting location. However, you can surrender your mail ballot and vote in person if you choose.

NEW! Voters can now receive mail ballot status notifications by email, SMS (text), or voice call alerts.* Sign up at

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*You must be an active registered voter in Marion County and will be required to login with your name, date of birth, and zip code exactly as it appears on your voter registration.

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