Vote Alachua Update
June 2020
From the Supervisor

Since the beginning of June, more than 160 Alachua County voters have signed up to be election workers. Our office has been amazed by the support our community has shown in volunteering to work Election Day.

In my June Gainesville Sun column, I wrote about the vote-by-mail process and all of the safeguards that make voting by mail safe and secure for our voters. You can read it by clicking here .

On June 12, I was elected without opposition to a second four-year term as your Supervisor of Elections. I'm grateful to be able to continue to serve you as your Supervisor of Elections and have the opportunity to do work that I love and have a passion for.

As always, I encourage you to reach out to me at kbarton@alachuacounty.us if you have any questions.

Yours in Service,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
2020 Elections
Primary Election
August 18

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

Voter Registration Deadline
October 5
Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election will be held August 3 through August 15 . Locations are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office (515 N Main Street, Suite 100, Gainesville)
  • Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville)
  • Tower Road Branch Library (3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville)
  • Alachua Legacy Park Multipurpose Center (15400 Peggy Road, Alachua)
  • Orange Heights Baptist Church (16700 NE SR 26, Hawthorne)
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida (655 Reitz Union Drive, Ground Level of the Career Connections Center, Gainesville)

IMPORTANT: This early voting schedule has five additional days for early voting compared to past Primary Elections!
By July 9, more than 38,000 vote-by-mail ballots will be sent to Alachua County voters around the world.

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the August 18, 2020, Primary Election is Saturday, August 8, at 5 p.m.
Qualifying for the 2020 election cycle ended at noon on Friday, June 12. For a list of candidates, including those who were elected without opposition, click here .
Our office will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Monday, July 6, at 8:30 a.m.

We hope you safely enjoy the holiday!
Supervisor Barton joined WUFT's Sue Wagner for a talk on vote-by-mail and the plans our office is making for the 2020 Primary and General elections.

Check it out by clicking here .
Elections Clerk Kandy Rochow celebrated her three-year work anniversary! Kandy is one of the first faces or voices voters see or hear, and we're grateful for the positive attitude she brings to her position and all of her interactions.

Thanks for all you do, Kandy!
This month, we trained hundreds of election workers for the 2020 Primary Election. Election workers were required to wear masks — just as they will be during early voting and on Election Day.

Pictured is Information Specialist Alexis White conducting a ballot scanner training.
"Our office has received numerous calls from voters who received apparently handwritten postcards encouraging voting by mail. These mailers list our office’s number and the email address of a staff member. Some of the mailers have included political statements endorsing the Democratic Party."

Read the full statement here: https://conta.cc/3dD7MK7 .
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