Vote Alachua Update
November/December 2019
From the Supervisor

As we wrap up another year and look forward to 2020, I want to say how grateful I am to all of you. You make the work we do at the elections office worth it.

I'm encouraging all voters to help us help you by making sure that we have your current information on file so that you are prepared to vote. If you did not participate in the last two election cycles, you may need to update your voter information. Check your status at or by calling 352-374-5252.

Request your vote-by-mail ballot now! Check with us to make sure your mail ballot request is current. Do not wait until the deadline ( March 7, 2020 ) to request your ballot.

Finally, a reminder that Florida is a closed primary state, meaning only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates or nominees for an office in a primary election.

Enjoy the holiday season with the ones you love most, and I happily await seeing you this year!

Please let me know if you ever have any questions. My email is and my phone number is 352-374-5252.

Yours In Service,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
2020 Elections

Presidential Preference Primary and
City of Gainesville Regular Election
March 17

Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline
February 18
Primary Election
August 18

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

Voter Registration Deadline
October 5
Sign up to vote by mail at

Requests are valid through two general elections.
January Outreach Events

Eastside High School
January 7
Buchholz High School
January 8 

Newberry High School
January 9
Hawthorne Middle/High School
January 14

Santa Fe High School
January 15
Gainesville High School
January 16
Loften High School
January 22 (Morning)
A. Quinn Jones Center
January 22 (Afternoon)
More information available at
New Vote Alachua Team Members
Michele Ganster and Antoinette Miller

Our office welcomed two new members to the Vote Alachua Team. Michele Ganster (left) and Antoinette Miller (right) are our newest elections clerks — serving as the first point of contact for many of our voters.

As we approach the 2020 election cycle, we are fortunate to have them with us serving the voters of Alachua County.
Our team was happy to start off the holiday season right by serving a meal at GRACE Marketplace.
Supervisor Barton finished the last of her three Conversations with the Supervisor of Elections in Alachua County municipalities. Our office visited Hawthorne, Newberry and Alachua to discuss elections.
Supervisor Barton attended the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) annual winter conference. She's pictured with all of Florida's 66 other Supervisors of Elections and Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee.
Our office was proud to drop off 100 pounds of donations for the annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive!
Information Specialist Alexis White welcomed a healthy baby boy, Trent, this month. After taking some much-needed time to be with her baby, she will return in February. Congratulations, White Family!
That's the number of hours outreach volunteers collectively gave this year. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteers to make sure our office can do what it does — often being in multiple places at one time!
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