Mark Earley was re-elected without opposition to his second term as the Supervisor of Elections for Leon County in 2020. In 2016, Mark was elected to his first term following the retirement of his mentor, Supervisor Ion Sancho.
Mark currently serves as the Vice President of the Florida Supervisors of Elections association, and as the chair of the association’s Cybersecurity Committee, working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to continue hardening our elections infrastructure against outside interference.
Mark began his elections career in the fall of 1986 and played an integral role in the adoption of Leon County’s first optical scan paper ballot voting system in 1990. That system remained in place for more than twenty years.
During the infamous 2000 election cycle, Mark successfully managed Leon County’s voting operations, which were recognized by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners as "statistically the cleanest county elections in the state."
In early 2002, Mark accepted a position as Senior Accounts Manager with a major election systems vendor. In this position, he managed accounts across the nation, oversaw voting system deployments and state certification efforts, and was a member of several election system design teams.
In 2008, Mark returned to Leon County, accepting Ion's offer to reprise his role as Voting Systems Manager for the county. In the years since, Mark oversaw the acquisition and deployment of Leon County’s state-of-the-art paper ballot voting system and the consolidation of county elections operations from four warehouses and one administrative location into the new Leon County Election Center.
He also played lead roles in the design and development of a ground-breaking election management system that is used by jurisdictions across the country, and a new post-election audit system which uses vote visualization technology to bring a new level of transparency, security, and validation to elections across Florida and the United States.
Mark earned his Mechanical Engineering degree at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering while working at Leon County Elections, and has earned both the national Certified Elections Registration Administrator certification and the Master Florida Certified Elections Professional certification.
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