Florida Votes 2020: What To Expect In The Marion County Primary Election

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By summer’s end, Floridians will vote to make elective change at the local, state and national level. If you are a voter in Marion County, here is everything you need to know about the local race.

Election day for the Marion County primary is Aug. 18. Registered voters, with proper identification, may cast ballots at a polling place — from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — within their respective district, or precinct. Find yours here.

The deadline to register for the 2020 Primary Election is July 20. The deadline to register for the 2020 General Election — on Nov. 3 — is Oct. 5. Citizens may update or register voter information various ways: online or by printing and mailing or dropping off this physical registration form to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections office. For information on mail-in, or absentee ballots, click here.

Who is on the ballot in Marion County?

The last day candidates could officially qualify was June 12. The italicized names denote a candidate’s incumbent status, if applicable.

Marion County Commission: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Mike Behar
Republican $18,075
Craig Curry
Republican $136,875
Michael Saxe
Republican $11,274.30

 

Marion County Commission: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Richard Brown
Non-partisan $0
Bobby Dobkowski
Republican $7,780.40
Jeff Gold
Republican $32,225
Brigitte Smith
Non-partisan $0

 

Marion County Commission: District 5
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Michelle Stone
Republican  $22,050

 

Marion County School Board: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Shelia Arnett
Non-partisan $8,258.77
Allison Campbell
Non-partisan $20,545
Lori Conrad
Non-partisan $14,195.34

 

Marion County School Board: District 2
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Beth McCall
Non-partisan $9,074

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Greg Harrell
Republican $128,173.33

 

Property Appraiser
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Jimmy Cowan
Republican $40,734.42
David Moore
Republican $50,541.60
Neil Nikkinen
Republican $30,227
Kelly Taub
Non-partisan $0

 

Sheriff
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Billy Woods
Republican $74,724.01

 

Supervisor of Elections
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Wesley Wilcox
Republican $1,100

 

Tax Collector
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
George Albright III
Republican $13,000

 

Soil and Water Conservation: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Brent London
Non-partisan  $0

 

Villages Community Development: Seat 4 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Cary Sternberg
Non-partisan  $0

 

Indigo East Community Development: Seat 4
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Donald Barnes
Non-partisan  $0

Find the comprehensive list of candidates’ self-reported campaign finances here.

About Gabriella Paul

Gabriella Paul is a reporter for WUFT. She can be reached at gabbympaul@ufl.edu.

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