Vote Alachua Update
February 2019
From the Supervisor

Happy February! I hope January treated everyone well and 2019 continues on a strong path for you.

My Gainesville Sun column this month focused on changes to the upcoming city election, including additional early voting locations and changes to commissioners' terms of office. We're very excited to add the J. Wayne Reitz Union, Senior Recreation and Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center as early voting locations for this election.

Lastly, remember that the voter registration deadline for the upcoming election is Feb. 19.

Thank you, as always, for your consideration of this message, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
February Outreach Events

GRACE Marketplace Voter Registration
GRACE Marketplace
February 11 at 5 p.m.

University of Florida Voter Registration
University of Florida
February 12 at 11 a.m.

Gainesville Housing Authority Registration
Gainesville Housing Authority Properties
February 12, 13 and 18

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse
February 21 at 11 a.m.

World's Greatest Baby Shower
Westwood Middle School
February 23 at 9 a.m.

Active Streets + 352 Creates
Downtown Gainesville
February 24 at 11 a.m.

Community Coalition of Older Adults Candidate Forum
Senior Recreation Center
February 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Dennis Mylek

Dennis Mylek is an on-call operations technician who assists with keeping the ICE tabulators and EViD machines (electronic poll books) in working order, making sure that the precinct has enough supplies, and following up with the precinct's capabilities and availability.

His favorite part of being a member of the Vote Alachua team is witnessing the diversity of events that occur day-to-day.

Outside of work, he enjoys wood working, gardening and traveling. Dennis also serves as the regional director for a family-oriented world-wide organization.
The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections offers three $1,200 scholarship annually

Past Alachua County Winners

Carla McKnight
Katy Burnett
Frances Chapman
Stella Kim

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Supervisor Barton attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at Greater Bell United Methodist Church in Brooker. Poll worker Marcia Mobley (far left) was the event's speaker. Ruthie and Charles Moore, also election workers, were in attendance as well.
Last month, Supervisor Barton attended a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in Gainesville. She spoke to 40 new citizens about the importance of registering to vote and participating in elections.
Supervisor Barton participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida's Amendment 4 Symposium last month.

She discussed the voter registration process for those to whom Amendment 4 applies, as well as steps for encouraging returning citizens to participate in elections.
Supervisor Barton was proud to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Barbara Higgins' death. Higgins, was the first black woman to work as a professional in the Alachua County Courthouse and was the deputy supervisor of elections until she retired in 1984 after 30 years of service to the county. Supervisor Barton received the Barbara Higgins Award in 2008 for her continuous community service.
Director of Outreach TJ Pyche was named the Alachua County Education Foundation's Volunteer of the Year at a luncheon on Jan. 18.
Chief Deputy Will Boyett celebrated 17 years with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office on Jan. 16.
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