Long lines were a common theme all across Ocala polling locations after early voting opened this morning.
The four Ocala-area polling locations saw hundreds of voters line up for early voting, which runs every day until Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Although four polling locations are open in the city limits of Ocala, only one lies close to the center of the city. That location, which is the office of the Marion County Supervisor of Elections, is located at 981 NE 16th Street, a few minutes from downtown Ocala. The area was flooded with cars and residents this morning who were patiently waiting for a chance to cast their ballot for this November’s General Election, which pits Republican President Donald J. Trump against Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden.
In addition to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections office, there are two polling locations in Southwest Ocala within a short distance of On Top of The World: The Deputy Brian Litz Building (9048 SW Hwy 200) and the Freedom Public Library (5870 SW 9th St).
The last early voting location in the city limits is situated in southeast Ocala at the Silver Springs Shores Community Center (590 Silver Rd).
Throughout Marion County there are currently nine early voting locations, each in different municipalities, including Dunnellon, Reddick and Belleview. For a complete list of early voting locations, visit the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Early Voting page.
Early voting is scheduled to end three days before the General Election, which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
For more information on voting in Marion County including finding your voting location for the General Election, visit the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website.