Marion County gears up for upcoming primary elections

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. This year's primary election is in less than three weeks. In Marion County, the races include two county commission seats, plus three seats on the school board.

Early voting starts on august 18th and will carry through until the 28th.

For the County Commissioner District 2 seat, republican incumbent Kathy Bryant will square off against fellow republican Michael Crimi; while District 4 republican incumbent Carl Zalak iii will square off against fellow republican Eddie Leedy.

And in the school board races, for district's five and 4 incumbent Kelly King will run against Pete Anderson and Shelia Arnett, while incumbent Angie Boynton will be against Nancy Thrower and Jane Moerlie.

And last, but not least for District 3 incumbent Bobby James is not seeking re-election. Eric Ruben Cummings, Donnie Prophet and Ed Wilson are the candidates in this race.

Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox said, "Early voting begins that Saturday and there's nine sites and a voter in Marion County can go to any one of those nine sites, between 10 am and 6 pm. If you don't participate in early voting, Election Day, August 28th, our polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm, and you must go to your particular polling place.

The primary election starts and ends on the 28th.