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Get out and vote in today’s Ocala election! Polls close at 7 p.m.

Ocala residents have the opportunity to elect a mayor and District 2 council member today.

Polls opened this morning at 7 a.m. for the Ocala City Council election for the two at-large seats. The candidates for mayor are Barbara Fitos and incumbent Kent Guinn.

Both candidates have been active on the campaign trail, addressing residents in a public forum hosted by the Junior League of Ocala last month. The Fitos campaign has been making an additional push in the last 24 hours with a sign-waving event and phone bank.

Vote sign at Precinct 4 in Ocala, Florida
Voting is open today, September 17, until 7 p.m. at all 19 precincts across the city of Ocala.

District 2 candidates include Ire J. Bethea, Sr., Reginald E. Landers, Jr., and Tyrone Oliver.

To review a sample ballot for today’s election, click here. 

All residents of Ocala are encouraged to get out and cast their ballots at one of the 19 precincts in the city. All precincts will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight.

If you are uncertain about what precinct you should vote at, you can the right precinct through the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website by clicking here.

There are 36,506 registered voters in the city of Ocala. The first set of unofficial results will be released by 7:30 p.m. The precinct tallies will be updated every 15 minutes thereafter until election night reporting is complete.

Check back on Ocala-News.com for an update.

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