Vote Alachua Update
June 2018
From the Supervisor

Recently, former Supervisor of Elections Beverly Hill passed away. What a great loss to the Alachua County community as well as the elections family who knew her and served under her. She was a friend to so many and was such a blessing to this community, for which she cared deeply.

As Gainesville city mayor-commissioner and as Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, she served the public with the highest standard of integrity. She was indeed a great leader and served the citizens well.

As Supervisor of Elections from 1993 to 2004, Bev diligently and passionately served the voters of Alachua County. Her life was a life of public service. She gave her time to many worthwhile and notable organizations, like the League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville and several local historical societies, and also provided financial support to many causes.

Bev was not only my former boss — she was a mentor and a dear friend. She hired me in 1993 as outreach director with the elections office. I learned so much under her tutelage, and to this day, I carry that knowledge with me. She made a positive impact on my life and the lives of so many others. Her legacy will live on through me and the others she served.

Forever in our hearts: Beverly Hill, former Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Respectfully,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
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Offices

  • United States Senator
  • United States Congressional District 3
  • State Governor and Lt. Governor
  • State Commissioner of Agriculture
  • State Senator District 8
  • State Attorney General
  • State Chief Financial Officer
  • State Representative Districts 10, 20, 21
  • Circuit 8 Judge Groups 3, 4, 5, 8
  • Alachua County Commission Districts 2, 4
  • Alachua County Judge Group 2
  • Alachua County School Board Districts 1, 3, 5
  • Alachua County Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Maris Terry

Elections clerk Maris Terry joined the Vote Alachua Team in June 2017. His primary responsibilities are to register voters and maintain required voter records, as well as assist voters by answering questions related to eligibility and voter registration procedures. Additionally, he is often the first person voters coming to our office will speak to, greeting them with a friendly smile.

He says his favorite part of being a member of the team are promoting civic responsibility and enjoying the family-like office atmosphere.

When not at work, Maris enjoys reading, writing and watching classic movies.
Congratulations to University of Florida student Stella Kim, who won one of this year's Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections scholarships.

Stella received $1,200 to help with her education.
Last month, Supervisor Barton received the 2018 Outstanding Elected Official Award from the  League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville .
Through our annual high school outreach program, our office pre-registered or registered 395 students to vote at Alachua County high schools.
Dekova Batey, pictured with Supervisor Barton, has been volunteering with the elections office for more than 20 years. Every Election Day, he works as the clerk for Precinct 19.

Both as a volunteer and as an election worker, Dekova is an invaluable part of our team.
Our office had a table at this year's Newberry Watermelon Festival. Pictured is Director of Outreach TJ Pyche.

Our office is always willing to attend community events or provide informational presentations. Interested? Email TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us .
Members of the Vote Alachua team attended the 2018 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) Annual Conference. The conference provides elections supervisors and their teams the opportunity to collaborate and discuss best practices. (Pictured, from left, at a conference gathering: Shirley Knight, Gadsden County Supervisor of Elections; Gertrude Walker, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections; Diane Smith, Hardee County Supervisor of Elections; Supervisor Barton; and Dr. Brenda Snipes, Broward County Supervisor of Elections.
We’re packing brochure holders with voter registration forms and information on elections!

Want one for your business or organization? Email TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us .
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