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Open seat in Ocala calling for candidates

By on December 20th, 2011

Qualifying for the open Ocala District 3 City Council seat is underway, and Marion County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox expects interest in the seat to be high.

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He says part of the interest in the seat may be driven by economic concerns or other special interests that the candidates have. Qualifying began yesterday and will run through Friday at noon for anyone interested to throw a hat in the ring. Wilcox says a broader candidate pool will hopefully bring in more voters.

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Ballots will be mailed to absentee and oversees voters in January and the election will take place February 28th. Wilcox says there are not many special elections in the county, so voters will likely turn out at higher than normal levels.


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