Vote Alachua Update
June 2019
From the Supervisor

I hope everyone is staying cool during the hot summer months. We're about nine months away from the next countywide election, the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary, and the team at your elections office is working hard to ensure that everything is ready.

As we head into 2020, I encourage you to reach out to me or my team if you have any questions about elections in Alachua County.

Thank you for your commitment to Alachua County and its elections.

Yours In Service,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
We were very proud to have 2019 Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) Scholarship Winner Mackenzie Behm with us at May's Annual FSASE Conference. The scholarship is for $1,200. Mackenzie is a rising senior at the University of Florida who is studying journalism.

Congratulations, Mackenzie!
June/July Outreach Events

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
June 20 at 11 a.m.

Hawthorne Homecoming
Downtown Hawthorne
June 29 | 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Voter Registration Day
University of Florida and Santa Fe College
July 3 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fanfare and Fireworks
Flavet Field, UF Campus
July 3 | 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Micanopy Fourth of July Parade
Downtown Micanopy
July 4 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

City of Alachua Fourth of July Celebration
Hal Brady Recreation Complex
July 4 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
July 25 at 11 a.m.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Drew Guthrie

Drew Guthrie has worked for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office as an operations technician and support staff member since July 2018.

In his role, he works to ensure that voting equipment and facilities are functioning and ready for Election Day. He says his favorite part about what he does is the variety of tasks from day to day.

Outside of work, he focuses on school and studying for his courses at Santa Fe College. He lives in Gainesville.
Supervisor Barton was honored at the  Girl Scouts  of Gateway Council’s Annual Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon on June 6.

Congratulations, Supervisor Barton! We are proud of the difference you make.

Supervisor Barton (center) is pictured with Girl Scout Ambassador Symone Alford (left) and Symone's mom, Florida Bridgewater-Alford.
Members of the Vote Alachua Team attended the VR Systems Customer Roundtable on May 7 at the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Office.

While there, they learned about how to best serve Alachua County voters using the tools our office has available to it. A big thank you to Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox for hosting.
Supervisor Barton looks on as Chief Deputy Will Boyett explains the voting equipment testing procedures to the City of Hawthorne Canvassing Board and those in attendance at the city's logic and accuracy test for its 2019 municipal election.
One hundred years ago, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. 

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Supervisor Barton is pictured with Rail Blacksher, who has worked the polls as a deputy with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections since 2000.

Thanks for your commitment, Mr. Blacksher!
Congratulations to Vote Alachua Team members who were recognized at Alachua County's Annual Employee Recognition Luncheon in May! They were recognized for exemplary or outstanding work attendance.

From left: David Thomas (Outstanding), Yvette Carreras (Outstanding), Tim Williams (Exemplary), TJ Pyche (Outstanding) and Mike Bruckman (Outstanding).
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