Vote Alachua Update
August 2018
From the Supervisor

It's here! The 2018 Primary Election is at the end of this month, and there are less than 100 days until the General Election.

My Gainesville Sun column this month, which can be read by clicking here , focused on the Primary Election, and why it is important that everyone have a say in it. Regardless of your party affiliation, there will be items on your ballot.

With the change to the law regarding where early voting sites can be, I am excited to work with the University of Florida to secure a site on its campus. We've been talking to administrators there and we are confident that there will be an early voting site on campus for the 2018 General Election.

Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
Who's on the 2018 Primary Election Ballot?
U.S. Senate (Republican Primary)
  • Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
  • Rick Scott

District 3 Representative in Congress (Democratic Primary)
  • Dushyant Jethagir Gosai
  • Yvonne Hayes Hinson
  • Tom Wells

District 3 Representative in Congress (Republican Primary)
  • Judson Sapp
  • Ted Yoho

Governor and Lt. Governor (Democratic Primary)
  • Andrew Gillum
  • Gwen Graham
  • Jeff Greene
  • Chris King
  • Philip Levine
  • Alex "Lundy" Lundmark
  • John Wetherbee

Governor and Lt. Governor (Republican Primary)
  • Don Baldauf
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Timothy M. Devine
  • Bob Langford
  • John Joseph Mercadante
  • Bruce Nathan
  • Adam H. Putnam
  • Bob White

Attorney General (Democratic Primary)
  • Sean Shaw
  • Ryan Torrens

Attorney General (Republican Primary)
  • Ashley Moody
  • Frank White

Commissioner of Agriculture (Democratic Primary)
  • Nicole "Nikki" Fried
  • Jeffrey Duane Porter
  • Roy David Walker

Commissioner of Agriculture (Republican Primary)
  • Matt Caldwell
  • Denise Grimsley
  • Mike McCalister
  • Baxter Troutman

District 8 State Senator (Democratic Primary)
  • Kayser Enneking
  • Olysha Magruder

District 10 State Representative (Republican Primary)
  • Chuck Brannan
  • Marc Vann

District 21 State Representative (Democratic Primary)
  • Jason Lee Haeseler
  • Amol Jethwani

District 2 Alachua County Commissioner (Democratic Primary)
  • Randy Wells
  • Marihelen Haddock Wheeler

Group 8 Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit (Nonpartisan — appears on all Alachua County ballots)
  • David Robertson
  • Julie Waldman
  • Gloria Walker

Group 2 Alachua County Judge (Nonpartisan — appears on all Alachua County ballots)
  • Craig DeThomasis
  • Meshon Rawls
  • Jon Uman
  • Darla K. Whistler

District 1 Alachua County School Board (Nonpartisan — appears on all Alachua County ballots)
  • Tina Certain
  • April Griffin

District 3 Alachua County School Board (Nonpartisan — appears on all Alachua County ballots)
  • Judy DeJesus McNeil
  • Gunnar Paulson
  • April Barefoot Tisher

District 5 Alachua County School Board (Nonpartisan — appears on all Alachua County ballots)
  • Rob Hyatt
  • Paul Wolfe
What You Need When Voting on Election Day or at an Early Voting Site

  • Florida Driver License
  • Florida ID Card
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Government Employee ID
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Public Assistance ID (Social Security or Other Social Services)
  • Veteran’s Health ID Issued by the VA
  • Florida Concealed Weapon License

Voters may use two forms of identification to meet the picture and signature identification requirement. Voters who do not present proper identification must vote a provisional ballot.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
TJ Pyche

TJ Pyche is the Director of Outreach for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections.

Originally from Tampa and raised in Dade City, TJ is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Before coming to the Vote Alachua Team, he worked at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

In his role, he focuses on directing community outreach and communications efforts on behalf of the office. He says his favorite part of being a member of the Vote Alachua Team is all of the community members he gets to meet outside the office.

Outside of work, TJ enjoys volunteering his time to local organizations, including The Education Foundation of Alachua County and Catholic Charities. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Gainesville, the League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville, and the Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

He lives in Northeast Gainesville with his dog, Arlo.
National Intern Day was July 26

A big thank you to Ashley, who is interning with us this summer, and Olivia and Guerin, who interned with us in the spring, for all of the creativity and ideas they brought to our office!
Did you see Supervisor Barton on TV 20?

As part of our outreach efforts for the 2018 Primary Election, Supervisor Barton answered questions live on TV 20.
Don't forget: At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Pugh Hall Ocora, three of Florida’s Election Supervisors — Paul Lux (Okaloosa), Wesley Wilcox (Marion) and Mark Earley (Leon) — will provide insight into the Florida processes and procedures designed to keep voters’ ballots safe and secret. Susan MacManus, University of South Florida distinguished professor emeritus, will moderate the discussion.
We were at the Woodland Park Summer Bash July 21. Recently elected Gainesville City Commissioner Gigi Simmons was there to meet with attendees as well.
Our office participated in the Annual Tools for Schools Supply Drive. Supplies that were collected will be given to teachers and students in Alachua County schools.
Training for the 2018 Primary Election ends Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who trained to work the election.

Interested in working the General Election? Email Tim Williams at .
We were at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on August 5 providing elections information and answering questions.

Would you like our office to come provide information at your next community gathering? Email TJ Pyche at .
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