Marion County, FL. September 18 - September 22 is National Voter Registration Day which seeks to increase civic participation by encouraging Americans to get registered and vote in the General Election. Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox reminds citizens that Monday, October 5, is the deadline to register to vote for the General Election. Previously registered voters do not need to re-register but are encouraged to verify their information is up-to-date to avoid delays on Election Day.
To register to vote in Florida, you must:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America;
- Be a Florida resident;
- Be at least 18 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old);
- Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
- Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.
Eligible Florida citizens can submit a voter registration in any of the following ways:
- Online - Visit http://www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.Gov
By Mail - Print and complete the Florida Voter Registration Application from www.VoteMarion.Gov and return it to the Marion County Election Center, 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala
- In Person - At the Elections Office or any public library, tax collector office, or voter registration agency that offers public assistance
Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Elections Office by October 5. The Marion County Election Center will remain open until 6 p.m. to allow additional time for new registration and updates.