Vote Alachua Update
July 2019
From the Supervisor

The summer is moving by quickly, and before we know it, a new election season will be upon us.

My next column for The Gainesville Sun will appear in the beginning of August. Look for it so you can read about some of the changes impacting your elections office.

Thank you, as always, for your commitment to elections in Alachua County.

Yours In Service,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
Share with us why you enjoy working with the elections office. Send a picture and short statement (less than 50 words) to TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us and we will feature you on our Facebook and Instagram pages
August Outreach Events

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
August 6 at 11 a.m.

8th Annual Porters Summer Block Party
Porters Community Center
August 10 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

University of Florida Graduate Student Orientation
J. Wayne Reitz Union
August 12 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
August 22 at 11 a.m.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Jane Inouye

Jane Inouye has worked with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office since October 2011, beginning as a poll worker. She now works as a polling place clerk and on-call support staff member.

In her role as a clerk, Jane manages an Election Day polling place, while as an on-call support staff member, Jane assists with the processing of voter registration applications and petitions. She enjoys working with everyone in the office and helping Alachua County's voters.

When not working, Jane enjoys fishing, performing hula and sewing for the community.
Our office was happy to participate in this year's Fourth of July Parade in Micanopy. Pictured is Supervisor Barton, Information Specialist Alexis White and White's daughter Addison.

A big thank you to everyone who assisted with decorating our truck, which was generously lent to our office by Davis Gainesville Chevrolet.
Supervisor Barton attended an annual Juneteenth Celebration last month. The event featured a President Abraham Lincoln impersonator.

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas, the last state where the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced following the defeat and collapse of the Confederacy.
Our office is committed to serving all Alachua County voters, and Supervisor Barton announced in The Independent Florida Alligator that the Reitz Union would remain an early voting location during the 2020 election cycle.

Photo Courtesy of The Independent Florida Alligator
Florida's Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee shared an important fact on Twitter: We are the first and only state in which all county election systems use the ALBERT sensor. It detects and quickly alerts elections officials of cyber threats.
Our office was proud to take part in Alachua County's Annual ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Celebration this month! Pictured is Director of Outreach TJ Pyche with our accessible voting equipment.
Elections Clerks Kandy Rochow and Maris Terry both celebrated their two-year work anniversary in June.
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