Vote Alachua Update
November/December 2020
From the Supervisor

We did it!

I just want to take a moment to say how much I sincerely appreciate the commitment of my team, and to each one of you that played a part in making the 2020 General Election the success that it was.

What a successful poll worker recruitment campaign effort we had for the 2020 General Election! A special shout out to the many state employees, county employees and School Board employees who answered the call to be election day poll workers! 

It was especially heartening to see dozens of young people step up and work elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. When your community needed you, you answered the call.

In the midst of a pandemic, with record-setting voter participation (more than 140,000 Alachua County residents), we could not have done what we did without the help of all our dedicated poll workers, volunteers, partner organizations and voters. It is because of you that we were able to weather the challenges that came our way, and yes, even a machine and manual recount!

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, I am reflecting on how blessed I am to live in Alachua County and I am so thankful for those who know and understand the importance of the work that we do in elections. 

I am so honored to serve as your Supervisor of Elections and thankful for the opportunity to serve you for another 4-year term.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks in advance.

Yours in Service,
Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
Supervisor Barton took a turn watching the 24-hour drop box and greeting voters at our office one evening during the 2020 General Election.
Community Corrections staff from Region II of the Florida Department of Corrections joined Supervisor Barton on Election Day to serve as poll workers after hearing about a shortage of volunteers in the area.
And this year's winner is ... Super Woman!
Outside of the Josiah T. Walls Building’s first floor early voting room, our office set up a kids voting booth during the 2020 General Election.
“In the 25 years that Batey has worked on elections, he had learned not to get nervous. Even when everyone else around him was. Even when the tension was tangible.”

Read Precinct 19 Clerk Dekova Batey's Election Day story from WUFT here.
The 2020 General Election poll workers were named the November Hometown Heroes by WCJB TV 20 News! Thank you to Sabrina Williams and Billie DeNunzio for being interviewed by TV 20's Ruelle Fludd.

Check out the interview by clicking here.
More than 50 election workers assisted with the machine recount held on Sunday, November 8. We worked through the night and finished the count early Monday morning!
Happy Boss's Day to our fearless leader, Supervisor Barton! Thank you for giving our work your all every day.
A big thank you to Tim Williams for 27 years of excellence as Assistant Supervisor of Elections!
Director of Communications and Outreach TJ Pyche celebrated his three-year work anniversary this month. Congrats, TJ!
Happy Three-Year Work Anniversary, Alexis! Thanks for you all do for us and the voters of Alachua County.