Polling places quiet on Election Day
File photo: People line up to vote at the Fellowship Baptist Church Voting Precinct on U.S. Highway 27 in Fellowship, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.
Ocala-area polling places were relatively quiet this morning, which isn’t a surprise, given that tens of thousands of voters cast ballots by mail and during early voting in recent weeks, according to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Office. Lines to vote are expected to be short at the more than 100 polling places county-wide.
There are few local races on the ballot in Marion County. Voters are casting ballots for one School Board seat and the question of whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for various government needs. But there are a number of races for the state Legislature and Congress, as well as six proposed amendments to the Florida Constitutions.
And of course, there is a race for the presidency of the United States.The polls are open until 7 p.m. today. Please check back here after 7 for local election results, including a glimpse at how Marion County voted for president.