Special General Election is May 16

File photo of Wesley Wilcox, Marion County Supervisor of Elections

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Posted May 9, 2023 | Staff report

The Marion County Special General Election to fill the vacancy for the office of State Representative House District 24 will be held on Tuesday, May 16.

Former Rep. Joe Harding resigned in December after being indicted for numerous fraud counts. Write-in candidates Robert “Foxy” Fox and Ryan Chamberlin, both Republicans, are on the ballot.

According to Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox, all registered voters who reside in House District 24 are eligible to participate in this election.

Early voting will continue through Saturday, May 13, at the following sites from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Marion County Election Center

981 NE 16th St, Ocala

Belleview Public Library

13145 SE HWY 484, Belleview

Deputy Brian Litz Building

9048 SW HWY 200, Ocala

Freedom Public Library

5870 SW 95th St, Ocala

The last opportunity to vote is on Election Day, Tuesday, May 16. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 48 polling locations. Voters are encouraged to look up their assigned voting location before heading to the polls by visiting VoteMarion.Gov/MyPrecinct. Voters must present a current and valid photo and signature identification to vote.

The deadline to register to vote for the Special General Election was April 17. As of registration books close, there are 133,738 voters eligible to vote in this election.

For more information, go to VoteMarion.gov


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