Vote Alachua Update
May 2019
From the Supervisor

Our shared focus for the rest of the year is poll worker recruitment. We're always in need of more people to work elections. If you know a friend or family member who would be interested, let them know we would be happy to have them.

In addition, now is the time to reflect and recharge, of course. Some of us from the office will be at the annual Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) Conference later this month. While there, we'll be going over and learning more about the changes that the 2019 legislative session brought, reflecting on the 2018 election cycle, and preparing for 2020's elections.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Respectfully,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
Encourage friends and family to consider working the 2020 election cycle.

Election workers are paid for their service.

May Outreach Events

Gainesville High School
Gainesville High School
May 7

35th Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival
Windsor Volunteer Fire Department Station 30
May 11 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

39th Annual Mother's Day Cultural Arts Festival
Maddox Park, Archer
May 11 | 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Hawthorne Middle/High School
Hawthorne Middle/High School
May 13

PACE Center for Girls
PACE Center for Girls
May 15

Newberry Watermelon Festival
CountryWay TownSquare, Newberry
May 18 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

12th Annual Women Veterans Health Fair
Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center
May 23 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Naturalization Ceremony
Federal Courthouse, Gainesville
May 23 at 11 a.m.

Connect, Create, Contribute
Elder Options (100 SW 75th St., Suite 301, Gainesville)
May 31 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vote Alachua Team Spotlight
Diane Ayton

Diane has been an on-call operations technician since July 2018.

She works with the operations team to ensure that polling places and early voting sites have what they need during election periods, ensuring smooth elections. Diane says her favorite part of being on the Vote Alachua team is working with welcoming people who enjoy what they do.

Outside of work, she says she's a homebody who enjoys reading.
A big thank you to all of the volunteers who help make our participation in so many community events — more than 125 in 2018 — possible. Outreach volunteer Wanda Daniels (center) is pictured at the Annual Pioneer Days Festival in High Springs.

Interested in helping us out by volunteering? Email TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us .


The Independent Florida Alligator recently did a "Forgotten Obituary" on Josiah T. Walls, the first African American to serve Florida as a congressperson and the man for whom our building is named.

Check it out here: https://bit.ly/2Wt6OIA .
Supervisor Barton met with fellow Alachua County Constitutional Officers about their shared goals in carrying out the duties of their offices.

Pictured (from left): Supervisor Barton, Sheriff Sadie Darnell, Property Appraiser Ed Crapo, Tax Collector John Power and Clerk of the Court J.K. "Jess" Irby.
Director of Outreach TJ Pyche served on the organizing committee for the 2019 Alachua County Civics Challenge , sponsored by the School Board of Alachua County and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville.
Director of Operations David Thomas celebrated his 11-year anniversary with the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Congratulations, David!
A response from Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) President and Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux to recent statements regarding cyber security and Florida's elections.
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