Mark Earley serves the voters of Leon County as the elected Supervisor of Elections. He is responsible for the conduct of elections in Leon County and oversees the Elections Office. He has worked in elections for over 30 years and is passionate about protecting the rights of every voter to cast their ballot and have it counted accurately.
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, where he works closely with local, state, and federal partners to continue hardening elections infrastructure against outside interference. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the association’s Legislative Committee, where he advocates for legislation that benefits Florida voters.
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.
First elected to office in 2016 following the retirement of his mentor, Supervisor Ion Sancho, Mark was re-elected without opposition to his second term in 2020. During his time in office, he continues Leon County’s proud legacy of being at the forefront of election innovation and advocacy for voter rights.
Mark got his start in elections in 1986 here at the Leon County Elections Office. During his years of service, he oversaw the adoption of 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 system which uses vote visualization technology to bring a new level of transparency, security, and validation to elections across Florida and the United States.