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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Voter registration deadline for Ocala City Council runoff election is Monday

Voters have until Monday, October 18 to register for next month’s Ocala City Council run-off election.

After a tightly contested race in city Districts 3 and 4, the top two finishers in both races will face off against each other in a runoff election scheduled for Tuesday, November 16.

During the general election on September 21, District 3 incumbent Jay Musleh garnered just over 43% of the tally with 3,981 votes. He will face off against Ty Schlichter, whose 2,788 votes represented just over 30% of the vote. Schlichter edged out Rusty Juergens’ 2,443 votes. In total, 9,212 votes were cast for the seat.

Jay Musleh vs. Ty Schlichter
Jay Musleh and Ty Schlichter will face off for the District 3 seat on the Ocala City Council

In District 4, Kristen Dreyer and Lori Martin Gregory will face off after edging out Barbara Fitos, who held a lead through mail-in voting and early results.

Kristen Dreyer and Lori Martin Gregory
Kristen Dreyer and Lori Martin Gregory

Dreyer received just under 31% of the 9,119 votes cast (2,822), while Gregory finished with just under 27% of the vote (2,443). Fitos received 2,212 votes, or just over 24% of the vote.

For more information on voter registration, or the upcoming run-off election, visit the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website.