Vote Alachua Update
May 2020
From the Supervisor

I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Our office began the process of reopening on Monday, May 18, with social distancing and other procedures in place.

As follows are some of the safety procedures our office is implementing: 

  • For the safety of members of the public and employees, the office will require individuals who enter the building to wear a mask or face covering and have their temperature taken.
  • If an individual's temperature is above 100.0°F, the office will make alternative arrangements to provide services. These individuals will not be permitted entrance into the building.
  • The lobby area of our office, where members of the public receive services, will be restricted to two customers at a time.  

Though our physical office will be open, I still encourage candidates, voters and other members of the public to receive services remotely — through our website, email and phone — when possible. 

All of the functions of our office — including registering to vote, updating registration information or signing up for vote-by-mail ballots — can be performed online at VoteAlachua.com, by email at  voter@alachuacounty.us , or by phone at 352-374-5252.

I wrote in my May Gainesville Sun column that elections during these times will require flexibility. I encourage you to read it by clicking here .

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
Our countywide mailer encouraging voting by mail has been sent! Be on the lookout for it, and if you haven't already signed up to vote by mail, you can do so at VoteAlachua.com/MBRS .

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the August 18, 2020, Primary Election is Saturday, August 8, at 5 p.m.
Monday, May 11, at noon, was the deadline for county candidates to submit petitions for the 2020 election cycle.
Operations Assistant Drew Guthrie recently graduated from Santa Fe College and began coursework at the University of Florida. Congratulations, Drew!
Congratulations to Assistant Supervisor Tim Williams, who, along with his family, welcomed his first granddaughter, Lindy Jane Williams, into the world earlier this month.
Director of Operations David Thomas celebrated his 12-year work anniversary last month.

Thanks for the work you do, David!
Our office is preparing to begin training for the 2020 Primary Election. We're spending much of this month getting training videos ready for our election workers!
Don't forget to fill out your Census form! You can do it online at https://my2020census.gov .
 
With a 59 percent response rate, Alachua County is outpacing the statewide rate of 57.1 percent — but it's vitally important we work to get to 100 percent! 
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