Vote Alachua Update
December 2018
From the Supervisor

What an eventful few months it has been! From the General Election to the subsequent recount process, it seems like we never got a break. Now, however, is a time for reflection, and as I reflect, I am more thankful than ever to serve as Alachua County's Supervisor of Elections.

I would like to thank everyone who worked this election, as well as my fellow members of the Alachua County Canvassing Board — Judge Thomas Jaworski, who served as chair, and Alachua County Commissioner Mike Byerly.

I hope everyone enjoys this holiday season and is able to reflect as well heading into the New Year.

Thank you, as always, for your commitment to the democratic process in Alachua County.

Respectfully,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
The turnout for this election was incredible. This year, 116,72 Alachua County voters voted, representing a 64.21 percent turnout among registered voters. It also means more people voted in the midterm election in Alachua County than ever before.
2019 City of Gainesville Regular Election

Save the Date

The 2019 City of Gainesville Regular Election will take place on March 19. The voter registration deadline is February 19, and early voting will take place from March 9 to March 16 (Saturday to Saturday).

Both the Mayor and District 4 commissioner on the ballot.

Because of the approval of a City of Gainesville Charter Amendment during the 2018 General Election, both will serve three-and-a-half year terms of office and be up for election again in Fall 2022.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Yvette Carreras

Yvette Carreras is the administrative assistant for the Vote Alachua Team. She works closely with the Supervisor of Elections and Assistant Supervisor of Elections to manage poll workers and staff polling places and early voting sites. She also assists with candidate reports and handles financial disclosure forms.

A member of the Vote Alachua Team since 2004, Yvette previously worked as an elections clerk before coming to her current role in 2014.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children, both of whom live and work in Gainesville.
Early voting at the J. Wayne Reitz Union was a huge success. It was the third-most visited early voting location, serving almost 8,000 voters during the 2018 General Election.

Our office would like to thank the University of Florida, including its President, W. Kent Fuchs, for its continued support of civic engagement among college students.
Our #YourBallotIsSafe elections security discussion took place in September. We were happy to welcome Supervisors of Elections from three Florida counties to speak in Gainesville about how elections officials in Florida work to keep elections safe and secure.

A big thank you to Mark Earley (Leon County), Wesley Wilcox (Marion County) and Paul Lux (Okaloosa County) for giving their time. Additionally, thank you to Dr. Susan MacManus for moderating.
Supervisor Barton and Assistant Supervisor Williams at Santa Fe on National Voter Registration Day, which took place on September 25.
The 2018 General Election Machine Recount took 17 hours in Alachua County. Thank you to everyone who gave their time to the recount process.
We held our 2018 Election Cycle Poll Worker Appreciation Gathering on November 30. More than 200 people who worked elections in 2018 attended.
Those who worked Election Day during any election during the 2018 election cycle received appreciation pins at the 2018 Poll Worker Appreciation Gathering.

Did you work Election Day and not receive a pin? Email Tim Williams at twilliams@alachuacounty.us .
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