Vote Alachua Update
January 2019
From the Supervisor

Happy New Year!

I hope this message finds you well.

Last week, we welcomed the enactment of the Voting Restoration Amendment and the many people whose voting rights were automatically restored.

My Gainesville Sun column this month focused on the amendment and its implementation. You can read it here: https://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20190104/kim-a-barton-voter-registration-process-is-simple-for-former-felons.

As we begin the new year, I encourage everyone to ensure that their vote-by-mail request is updated. Remember, requests are only current for two General Elections. You can renew your request here: https://www.votealachua.com/MBRS.

As always, thank you for trusting me to serve as your Alachua County Supervisor of Elections.

Respectfully,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
January Outreach Events

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse
January 15 at 11 a.m.

Amendment 4 Symposium
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center
January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Program
Alachua Elementary Baseball Field
January 21 at 1 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida:
FAMU Gospel Choir Concert
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center
January 21 at 2 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse
January 22 at 11 a.m.

Santa Fe College Spring 2019 Volunteer Fair
Santa Fe College
January 30 at 10 a.m.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Vernessia Evans

Vernessia Evans is an on-call staff member who assists with proofing and processing voter registration applications and petitions. Additionally, she works as an election worker on Election Day and during early voting periods.

Her favorite part of being a member of the Vote Alachua team is volunteering at outreach events and seeing the enthusiasm of new voters.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, doing crosswords and refinishing furniture.
Amendment 4 went into effect January 8, and we had more than 50 people fill out new voter registration applications that day.

Supervisor Barton is pictured with a voter whose rights were restored by the implementation of Amendment 4.
Assistant Supervisor of Elections Tim Williams was recognized for 25 years of service to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office during the January 8 Alachua County Board of County Commissioners meeting. Since coming to the office in 1993, he's served under three Supervisors of Elections.

Congratulations, Tim!
Supervisor Barton and Clerk of the Court Jess Irby attended the Alachua County Labor Coalition's Annual Spaghetti Dinner in December.
Every year, the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) awards three $1,200 scholarship to students studying political science, business administration, public administration, or journalism/mass communications.

Learn more at  https://buff.ly/2RcMFHX .
Chief Deputy Will Boyett presented at International Computer Works' 2018 GeoElections Conference in Tampa.
Know anyone interested in working elections with us? Consider telling them about our poll worker orientation on January 14 at 1 p.m.

RSVP and additional information here:  https://goo.gl/forms/2KfkbNX9niKffnb33 .
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