Greater Gainesville residents are informed and engaged members of the community. Get to know the voter base, register to vote, attend a school board or commission meeting and learn your elected officials’ names using the information below.

Kim A. Barton

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Josiah T. Walls Building

515 North Main Street, Suite 300

Gainesville, FL 32601

(352) 374-5252

votealachua.com

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Hours

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Local voters at a glance*

Democrats: 81,908

Republicans: 48,774

Others: 41,016

Total: 171,698

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*Active registered voters as of Oct. 16, 2017. Data collected from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections.

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Get Out and Vote

How to register: Register to vote or update your current registration at registertovoteflorida.gov or in-person at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office. You can update the registration record at any time. For a primary election, party changes must be made 29 days before the election. Learn more about who is eligible and what identification is needed to register at votealachua.com.

Deadline to register to vote: 29 days before any election

Find your precinct: To find your voting precinct with your address, use the Supervisor of Elections’ database at votealachua.com/Voter-Information/Precinct-Finder.

Vote early: Avoid Election Day rush with Early Voting. Early Voting begins no later than 10 days before the election, and may begin up to 15 days before the election that contains state or federal races.

Vote by mail: Any registered voter may vote by mail. Those living in Alachua county temporarily, but are a registered voter in another county or state should request Vote-By-Mail ballot from county or state registered in. Absentee ballot information can be found at votealachua.com/Voter-Information/Vote-By-Mail.

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Upcoming Elections

Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

City of Gainesville Regular Election:  March 20, 2018

Voters registered in Florida by Feb. 19, 2018 may participate in this election. Early voting is Saturday, March 10 to Saturday, March 17.

  Primary Election: August 28, 2018

   Voters registered in Florida by July 30, 2018 may participate in this election.

General Election: November 6, 2018

Voters registered in Florida by Oct. 9, 2018 may participate in this election.

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Local Mayors and Commission Members 

City of Alachua Commission

Mayor Gib Coerper

Shirley Green Brown

Ben Boukari, Jr.

Gary Hardacre

Robert W. Wilford

City of Archer Commission

Mayor Corey Harris

Vice Mayor Susan Drawdy

Iris Bailey

Fletcher Hope

Joan White

City of Gainesville Commission

Mayor Lauren Poe

David Arreola

Harvey Budd

Charles Goston

Adrian Hayes-Santos

Harvey Ward

Helen Warren

City of Hawthorne Commission

Mayor Matthew Surrency

Vice Mayor Tommie Howard

Patricia Bouie

Jimmy Floyd Sr.

DeLoris Roberts

City of High Springs Commission

Mayor Scott Jamison

Vice Mayor Linda Jones

Gloria James

Nancy Linkous

Byran Williams

Town of La Crosse Commission (Town Council)

Mayor Dianne Dubberly

Tom Ewing

Giselle Z. Gopaul

Johnny Ho

Jennifer McLendon

Barbara Thomas

Town of Micanopy Commission

Mayor Virginia Mance

Joseph L. Aufmuth

Troy Blakely

Tim Parker

Mike Roberts

City of Newberry Commission

Mayor Jordan Marlowe

Rick Coleman

Monty Farnsworth

Joy Glanzer

Tim Marden

Jason McGehee

City of Waldo Commission

Mayor Louie Davis

Chuck Hall

Irvin Jackson

Glen Johnson

Rick Pisano

Carolyn Wade

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Commission and School Board Meetings

How to register: Register to vote or update your current registration at registertovoteflorida.gov or in-person at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office. You can update the registration record at any time. For a primary election, party changes must be made 29 days before the election. Learn more about who is eligible and what identification is needed to register at votealachua.com.

  1. Alachua County

Commission: Meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in Board of County Commissioner’s building.

School board: Meets first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Boardroom at Kirby-Smith, 620 E University Ave.

  1. City of Alachua

Commission: Meets second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in James A. Lewis Commission Chambers building.

  1. City of Archer

Commission: Meets every second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall building.

  1. City of Gainesville

Commission: Meets first and third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in City Commission Auditorium.

School Board: Meets third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex building in the Municipal Court Room.

  1. City of Hawthorne

Commission: Meets first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m in City Hall building.

  1. City of High Springs

Commission: Meets second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall building.

  1. Town of La Crosse

Commission: Meets second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in Town Hall building.

  1. Town of Micanopy

Commission: Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall building.

  1. City of Newberry

Commission: Meets second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in City Hall building.

  1. City of Waldo

Commission: Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in meeting hall building.

 

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