For Immediate Release
Media Contact:

Starley Ard
Outreach Services
352-620-3290 ext. 221

Wesley Wilcox, CERA
Marion County Supervisor of Elections
Florida's Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election is October 5
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.

The Florida Department of State in partnership with the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) launched a campaign on September 11 encouraging over 2 million potentially eligible but unregistered Floridians to register. The partnership with ERIC will also allow the Department and Supervisors of Elections to cross-check voter information with 29 other member states to ensure more accurate and up to date voter rolls.

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.

For additional information, visit www.VoteMarion.Gov or call 352-620-3290.
Marion County Supervisor of Elections | 981 NE 16th St, Ocala, FL 34470 | 352-620-3290 Elections@VoteMarion.Gov | www.VoteMarion.Gov