As the official and trusted source of voting and election information in Marion County, Florida, this page is intended to keep Marion County citizens informed and provide timely and accurate election updates as it relates to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor this page and connect with us on social media to stay updated.
Open to the Public
The Marion County Supervisor of Elections Office located at 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala reopened to the public on May 4. Citizens may still continue to access our website, email Elections@VoteMarion.Gov, or call 352-620-3290 during M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 18 Primary Election Update
Voters will still have three options for casting a ballot in the August 18 Primary (Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting, or Election Day) and are strongly encouraged to choose their voting preference in advance. Voters who choose to vote in person should expect potentially longer wait times due to preventative measures being implemented at Early Voting and Election Day voting locations. Election Workers will be supplied personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant spray. Voters are allowed to wear face masks, but they are not required. Tissues will be available for voters to sign the electronic pollbook signature pad and to mark the ballot or voters may choose to bring their own pen. A limited number of voting booths will be sent to each location and social distancing will be maintained.
Voters who wish to vote-by-mail should request their ballot ahead of the 5 p.m. August 8 deadline. Voters can request or track the status of their vote-by-mail ballot at https://www.votemarion.gov/Ways-to-Vote/Vote-By-Mail/Check-Your-Mail-Ballot-Status. Requests can also be made by emailing VoteByMail@VoteMarion.Gov or calling 352-620-3290. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day and can be returned by mail or in person to any open Early Voting site or the Elections Office, 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala.
Voters who prefer to vote in person are encouraged to vote during Early Voting which begins Saturday, August 8 and continues through Saturday, August 15. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of the nine open Early Voting Locations. The least busy locations are Forest Public Library, Reddick Community Center, Silver Springs Shores Community Center, and Dunnellon Public Library.
Voters who prefer to vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, August 18 are required to cast a ballot in their home precinct. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all of Marion County's 122 precincts. Several polling locations have moved and affected voters were mailed a new voter information card. Voters are encouraged to look up their assigned voting location in advance at www.VoteMarion.gov/MyPrecinct and continue to monitor our website for any changes or updates.
July 22 - Florida Supervisors of Elections letter to request additional federal funding
June 17 - Governor Executive Order Number 20-149 (Emergency Management - COVID 19 - Primary and General Elections)
June 17 - Secretary Lee's Response Letter to Supervisors April 7 Request
May 13 - Florida Supervisors of Elections follow up letter on COVID-19 requests to Governor
April 7 - Florida Supervisors of Elections COVID-19 letter to Governor
April 7 - Letter to Voters for the May 19 Ocala Special Election Run-off
April 2 - Florida Department of State Emergency Rule 1SER20-1 and Emergency Rule 1SER20-2 regarding candidate qualifying and petition collection
March 31 - Letter to Governor requesting vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters in the City of Ocala
March 27 - Florida Department of State Emergency Order 2020-01 regarding public audit submission for political party's executive committees
March 23 - Office Temporarily Closed to the Public
March 16 - Temporary Polling Place Changes for March 17 Election
March 13 - Statement From Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio Chief Elections Officials