Quarterly Newsletter
April 1 - June 30, 2020
Supervisor's Message
Wow!! We are already more than halfway through 2020. We are also less than 7 weeks from conducting the August 18 Primary, and my team and I are fully prepared.

Currently, my office has fulfilled nearly 60,000 vote-by-mail requests for this election and continues to process new requests daily. Our initial mailing of domestic ballots will begin July 9.

All 117 Election Day voting locations and 9 Early Voting sites will be open and equipped to safely process voters. Most Election Day Voting Locations remain unchanged. However, a few locations required us to re-locate. New locations were acquired and affected voters will be noticed and sent a new voter information card.

Election Worker training classes began in June and will continue through the end of this month. We have been very fortunate to staff all of our locations and are thankful for our partnership with the County and School Board to supply extra workers.

On a final note, qualifying for county candidates ended June 12 at noon. Made possible by your support, I qualified without opposition and was re-elected as your Supervisor of Elections! Thank you for allowing me the honor and privilege to continue serving you.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!

All the best,
Wesley Wilcox, CERA
Supervisor of Elections ∙ Marion County, Florida
Your Voice, Your Choice!
Easy and Secure.
No Lines or Crowds.

Request Deadline:
August 8 by 5 p.m.
Vote Early
At any one of our
9 convenient sites

August 8 -15
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Vote on Election Day
At your assigned
Voting Location

Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vote-by-Mail Update
Nearly 60,000 Marion County voters have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for the August 18 Primary Election.

Beginning on July 9, 40 days before the election, domestic ballots will be sent to all voters with a request on file. Additional mail ballot requests will be fulfilled as received.

Please verify that your mailing address is current. The U.S. Post Office cannot forward Vote-by-Mail ballots.

The Primary Election mail ballot request deadline is August 8 by 5 p.m. Request a mail ballot for all Elections through 2022: Visit www.VoteMarion.Gov/mbrs, email VotebyMail@VoteMarion.Gov, or call 352-620-3290.
Candidate Qualifying
Qualifying for state senator, state representative, multi-county, county and district candidates was noon, June 8 to noon, June 12. To view all local candidates that qualified with our office, visit http://ow.ly/SVzF50AneeK. To view all candidates that qualified with the Department of State, visit: http://ow.ly/o0YS50Anegp. Congratulations to the unopposed candidates who were elected!
Registration and Party Change Deadline
The deadline to register to vote or change political party affiliation for the Primary Election is July 20!

Register or update your voter information online at www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.Gov or in person at the Elections Office or any public library or tax collector office.
Florida is a Closed Primary State
In Primary Elections, voters registered with no party affiliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote for political party candidates. Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates or nominees in the primaries, unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs.

In Marion County, there are two UPC contests for the Primary Election:
  • State Representative District 20
  • County Commissioner District 1
Official Election Communications
Over the next several months, voters will receive political and election-related mailers, texts, automated calls, and emails from third-parties. Please be reminded that our office is your official source for trusted voting and election information. Most mail pieces from our office will contain the Official Election Mail logo, authorized by the U.S. Postal Service and can be used to distinguish from partisan political mailings. As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.
Office Highlights
Election Worker Training in Session
Election worker training for the Primary Election began in June and will continue through the end of this month. Interested in working in the November Election? Apply to become an Election Worker at www.VoteMarion.Gov/Election-Workers.
Wesley Wilcox Re-Elected as Supervisor of Elections
As of noon on June 12, Wesley qualified without opposition and was re-elected to serve another term as Marion County Supervisor of Elections, thanks to your support.
We're Verified on Social Media!
All of our social media accounts are now verified! Another way for citizens to recognize Marion County Supervisor of Elections as the official and trusted source of voting and election information in Marion County. Be sure to like and follow us for updates!
May 19 Ocala Special Election Run-Off
The 2020 City of Ocala Special Election Run-off was a success! Thank you for the unwavering support from all of our Voters, Election Workers, Volunteers, Polling Places, Candidates, and Staff.
Marion County's First Women to Vote
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, Ocala Style Magazine highlights the first women to cast their votes in Marion County.

Read the story: https://bit.ly/3d9HQWo.

Thank you Ocala Style for sharing!
2020 Countywide Election Dates
Primary Election
Deadline to register or change party:  Jul. 20
Vote By Mail:  Due by 7 p.m., Aug. 18 ( Request deadline: Aug. 8 by 5 p.m. )
Early Voting:  Aug. 8 - 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Election Day:  Aug. 18, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
General Election
Deadline to register:  Oct. 5
Vote By Mail:  Due by 7 p.m., Nov. 3 ( Request deadline: Oct. 24 by 5 p.m. )
Early Voting:  Oct. 19 - 31, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Election Day: Nov. 3, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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