Vote Alachua Update
January/February 2020
From the Supervisor

As the new decade progresses, I want to remind everyone that the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary and the City of Gainesville Regular Election is fast approaching!

Remember that Florida is a closed primary state, meaning that on Tuesday, March 17,  voters may only vote for candidates in the party with which they are registered.

I encourage voters to check their voter information online at VoteAlachua.com/My-Registration-Status   or by calling 352-374-5252. If you wish to update or register for the first time, you can also do so online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov/home or by contacting our office.

If you would like to skip the long lines on Election Day, I recommend you vote during our early voting period from March 6 through March 14 at any of the early voting locations , or by requesting a Vote-by-Mail ballot before the deadline, which is March 7 at 5 p.m.

I hope you come say "hello" and learn more about the upcoming elections at any of our outreach events listed below!

Please let me know if you ever have any questions. My email is  kbarton@alachuacounty.us   and my phone number is 352-374-5252.
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
2020 Elections

Presidential Preference Primary and
City of Gainesville Regular Election
March 17

Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline
February 18
Primary Election
August 18

Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline
July 20
General Election
November 3

Voter Registration Deadline
October 5
Check your status here

On our website, you can:

  • View Precinct & Polling Place Information (Address, Map, Photo)
  • Check the status of your Vote-By-Mail ballot
  • Review or update your voter registration information
  • Review your voting activity for the past 12 months
  • View Your Sample Ballot
  • View Upcoming Elections
February Outreach Events

St. Francis House
St. Francis House, Gainesville
February 12 | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Gainesville Health and Fitness Voter Registration
Gainesville Health and Fitness Main Center, Gainesville
February 12 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gainesville Health and Fitness Voter Registration
Gainesville Health and Fitness Tioga Center, Gainesville
February 13 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Low Vision Clinic at UF Health
The Oaks Mall, Gainesville
February 13 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Gainesville Health and Fitness Voter Registration
Gainesville Health and Fitness Women's Center, Gainesville
February 13 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Art Class Reception
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, Gainesville
February 13 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Voter Registration at UF
University of Florida Campus, Gainesville
February 17 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Supervised Voting
The Village at Gainesville, Gainesville
February 20 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

2020 Law & Justice Conference
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville
February 22 | 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

World's Greatest Baby Shower
Westwood Middle School, Gainesville
February 22 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pine Ridge Youth Voter Education Presentation
February 25 | 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
February 27 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
More information available at VoteAlachua.com/Scholarship
New Vote Alachua Team Members
Catherine Dos Santos Alves and Natalie Lopez

Two new interns started with the Vote Alachua Team this month. Catherine Dos Santos Alves (left) and Natalie Lopez (right) will be helping with outreach and communication for the spring semester.

Catherine Dos Santos Alves is a fourth-year International Studies and Women and Gender Studies double-major at the University of Florida. As a student living in Gainesville, her favorite thing is trying new food spots in town and she loves new recommendations! After graduation, Cathy hopes to begin a career in diplomacy or public advocacy and dedicate her life to advocating for migrant and refugee rights. She is very excited to be working with the rest of the Vote Alachua Team during the next couple of months.

Natalie Lopez is a third-year student at the University of Florida studying English and public relations. She loves volunteering, spending time outside and exploring the city of Gainesville. In the future, Natalie wants to become involved in campaigns on the state or federal level and eventually hopes to become a campaign manager. She is eager to learn about the elections process through this internship and work with the Vote Alachua Team to encourage voters through communications and outreach.

As we approach the 2020 election cycle, we are fortunate to have them with us serving the voters of Alachua County.
Supervisor Barton just celebrated her three year work anniversary in January.

On Jan. 3, 2017, Supervisor Barton was sworn in as Alachua County Supervisor of Elections.
We recently welcomed back our vote-by-mail on-call staff, who will be assisting vote-by-mail coordinator Mike Bruckman in processing all returned vote-by-mail ballots during the 2020 election cycle.

Pictured (from left): Ruthie Ballance, Ann McLaughlin, Michael Woodruff, Paul McLaughlin and Mike Bruckman
Last month, our annual high school outreach program registered and pre-registered high school students all around Alachua County. In total, we registered or pre-registered 507 students to vote.

Supervisor Barton celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by registering voters at the National Holiday Gospel Program held at the MLK Jr. Multi-purpose Center in Gainesville.
Will Boyett, the chief deputy Supervisor of Elections, celebrated his 18-year anniversary with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections in January.
We welcomed the newest addition to the Vote Alachua team and family, Trent Blaine. Congratulations to Information Specialist Alexis White and her husband, Trestan.
Vote Alachua .com