Meet Your Supervisor of Elections




Carol Dunaway was elected to office in 2020.  Prior to being elected, Carol was employed with the courts in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit since November 6, 2000. Carol served as a Family Court Specialist, Family Court Manager, and since 2006 served as the 14th Circuit’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Director, overseeing the court’s various mediation programs.

During her tenure with the courts, Carol became certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate in four areas of law: family, civil, dependency, and county. She mediated over 2,000 cases before she left the position when elected as Supervisor of Elections. The core principles of mediation require the mediator to be neutral, impartial, and without bias; all characteristics required to serve as your Supervisor of Elections.

Carol has assembled a capable and professional election team to serve the citizens of Jackson County.  Carol and each team member are committed to following the guiding principles:

  • Providing excellent customer service in a non-partisan manner to all citizens of Jackson County.
  • Educating constituents on the registration and voting process.
  • Conducting day-to-day operations which are efficient, effective, and follow all statutory guidelines.
  • Inspiring voter confidence in the election process by conducting fair, impartial and transparent elections.

Carol resides in Marianna with her husband, Jim. Carol's family includes two sons, two daughter in-laws and three grandsons. Carol earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice in December 1998 from Troy State University and a M.S. in Human Services from Capella University. She is a committed life-long learner and has completed twenty-nine of the thirty classes needed to become a Florida Certified Elections Professional during her first two years in office.

“My commitment to the citizens of Jackson County is to continuing providing transparent, fair, and professional elections. Our team has transformed both the public space and our work space in a manner that enhances our organizational and workflow processes. 

Carol A. Dunaway
Supervisor of Elections
Jackson County

2851 Jefferson Street
Marianna, FL 32448

P: (850) 482-9652

F: (850) 482-9102

Monday-Friday 8AM to 4:30PM