Mark Earley has been serving the voters of Leon County for over 30 years. He was elected Supervisor of Elections in 2016 following the retirement of his mentor, Supervisor Ion Sancho. Mark is responsible for the conduct of elections in Leon County and works closely with other local, state and federal agencies to protect the right of every voter to cast their ballot and have it counted accurately and securely.
In addition to his elected office, Mark is currently the President-Elect of Florida Supervisors of Elections, Inc. the state association for Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections. He serves as the chair of the association’s Cybersecurity Committee and as Vice-Chair of the association’s Legislative Committee, where he advocates for legislation that benefits Florida voters.
At the federal level, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the Elections Infrastructure's Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), which advises and supports elections offices nationwide in securing elections. He also serves on the Local Leadership Council of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the national clearinghouse for voting system certifications and election information and best practices.
Mark has earned both state and national certifications in the field of election administration as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator and a Master Florida Certified Elections Professional. In addition, Mark holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.
During his years of service, Mark was integral to adopting the county’s first optical scan paper ballot voting system, voting operations during the 2000 General Election recount, and the consolidation of county elections operations from four warehouses and one administrative location into the new Ion V. Sancho Leon County Elections Center.
He has played a lead role in the design and development of a ground-breaking election management system that is used by jurisdictions across the United States, Canada, and Australia. He also played a lead role in the creation of a new post-election audit and recount system which uses vote visualization technology to bring a new level of transparency, security, and validation to elections across Florida and the United States.