Marion County, FL. September 14 - Popularity of vote-by-mail continues to rise with a record of 76,640 requests from Marion County voters for the November 3 General Election. For added voter confidence, Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox is pleased to announce the launch of a new system allowing voters to sign up for mail ballot status alerts.
Voters can continue to check their mail ballot status on the Supervisor of Election's website www.VoteMarion.Gov but now have the added option to sign up for email, SMS (text), or voice call alerts at www.MarionBallotTrax.com. Information about how to sign up will be included in the mail ballot packets, along with a highly requested I Voted sticker, for the first time.
Marion County is the first in the state to use BallotTrax, a secure communication system designed to send voter notifications by integrating with the elections office and USPS. Once a voter has signed up, they will receive notifications for when their ballot has been printed, mailed, and counted. Voters will also be alerted if there is an issue with their ballot and notified to contact the elections office to ensure their vote is counted. Voters may opt-out at any time and personal information will be kept confidential and will not be sold or disclosed to third parties.
Voters are also encouraged to sign up for Informed Delivery® offered by the USPS to digitally preview mail before it arrives, and can sign up at informeddelivery.usps.com.