Vote Alachua Update
Spring 2022
From the Supervisor

Our office is working hard to prepare for the rapidly approaching August primary. To ensure you are completely prepared to participate in the Primary and General elections, you will need to stay up to date about redistricting and reprecincting.

Redistricting takes place every ten years after the completion of the US Census. Each state's legislature redraws its congressional and state districts to account for changes in the state's demographics. Counties and municipalities utilize this new data to redraw their districts as well. That means that every ten years, your representatives at the congressional, state and local levels may change.

Once redistricting is completed, our office conducts reprecincting, which involves using the new district maps and census data to determine what changes we need to make to our precincts. We have now completed the reprecincting process.

We have worked hard to make changes for limited reasons. Changes occurred only when Florida’s new legislative or senate lines demanded it, or when moving precinct lines allowed us to reduce the need for multiple ballot styles within that precinct. Additionally, several reliable polling places are no longer available to us. As a result, you may see some changes this election season.

We will be sending voters new voter information cards before the Primary Election and will have up to date information regarding voters' assigned precincts and elected officials on our website, We are available during our normal business hours for a visit, and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email at or by phone at 352-374-5252.

Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
Approaching August

August 23, 2022 is the date of the Primary Election, where Alachua County voters will have the opportunity to choose candidates running for federal, statewide, state legislature, county and municipal seats.

Remember that Florida is a Closed Primary Election State. Only voters who are registered members of political parties that appear on the ballot may vote for respective party candidates or nominees for an office in a primary election

Start preparing to participate today! Visit to check your registration status and reach out to our office at 352-374-5252 or visit if you have any questions.
Community Events

The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office has been appearing and presenting at events all around the county! Here are the places we visited in the last few months:

  • March 8: Newberry for the Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show
  • March 17: Forest and Village Apartments for a resource fair
  • March 19 and 20: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for the Spring Garden Festival
  • March 22: University of Florida Career Resource Center for their Public Service Career Fair.
  • March 24: The Village at Gainesville for a voter education presentation
  • April 13: The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce for a voter education presentation.
  • April 14: The Center for Independent Living for their Emergency Preparedness Expo.
  • April 23: Downtown Gainesville for the 5th Avenue Downtown Arts Festival.

May Outreach Events

Mother's Day Cultural Arts Festival
17100 SW Archer Rd, Archer, FL 32618
May 7, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Project YouthBuild Presentation
635 NW 6th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
May 11, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Democratic Women's Club Presentation
630 NW 2nd St., Gainesville, Fl 32601
May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Newberry Watermelon Festival
NW 248 Terrace, Newberry, FL 32669
May 21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tabling at the Forest and Village Apartments Resource Fair
On March 17, we spent the afternoon at Forest and Village Apartments for their first ever Resource Fair. We spoke to residents about registering to vote, elections and signing up to vote-by-mail.

The kids may have been interested in some candy as well!
Tabling at the Center for Independent Living
On April 14, we brought our voting equipment to the Center for Independent Living for an Emergency Preparedness Expo.

We spoke with attendees about our accessible voting equipment and upcoming elections and Supervisor Barton demonstrated how to use the technology.
Tabling at the Kanapaha
Spring Garden Festival
On March 19 and 20, we tabled at the beautiful Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for their Spring Garden Festival. We helped voters update their voter registration information and register for the first time and reminded them of what they need to do to prepare for this election year.
We couldn't have asked for a better opportunity to engage citizens about voting!
We look forward to coming to Kanapaha each year!
We had a great time at the 5th Avenue Arts Festival in Gainesville on April 23!

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton was there to answer questions about the upcoming Primary and General elections and to help Alachua County residents register to vote and update their voter registration information.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello!
We Have a Scholarship Nominee!
Many phenomenal students applied to serve as Alachua County's nominee for the Florida Supervisors of Elections Scholarship. Alachua County has incredibly talented students, so it was unfortunate that we could only choose one nominee.

We decided on our nominee and submitted the nominee's application materials to the statewide committee.

Let's hope Alachua County can celebrate another winner!
Staff Announcements
Robin Keirnan celebrated her 1-Year Work Anniversary with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office in March.

We are so happy to have her on the team!
Let's all welcome Carl and Karen!
We welcomed Carl Delesdernier to the Vote Alachua team as the new Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections!

Carl hails originally from Miami and comes to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office with 14 years of experience in elections and information technology. He previously worked for the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office and for the Florida Department of State, where he served as the Cyber-Navigator for 27 Florida counties.

Carl will play an instrumental role in our office by overseeing IT security and helping us prepare for a busy election year.
We are thrilled to have you on board Carl. Welcome to the Vote Alachua Team!

We welcomed Karen Strobles Edwards to the VoteAlachua team as the new Executive Assistant to Supervisor Barton!

Karen comes to us with extensive administrative and outreach experience. Some of her roles were managing elections while serving as Deputy Town Clerk and Town Administrator for the Town of Micanopy.

Her family has deep roots in Alachua County and the Town of Micanopy, dating back several generations.

We are very excited to have her on our VoteAlachua team.

Welcome aboard Karen!

Election Reminders
We need you!

We are looking for dedicated, service-minded individuals to serve as election workers during the August primary election and November general election.

You must be a U.S. citizen, a registered Alachua County voter, fluent in English and have reliable transportation to serve as an election worker.

If you are interested, please call us at 352-374-5252, or visit VoteAlachua.Gov

There are three convenient and secure options to cast your vote:

Vote-By-Mail to deliver your ballot to us through the mail or at a secure ballot intake station (drop box) at one of our early voting locations.

Early Vote to cast your ballot at select locations ahead of Election Day when it is convenient for you.

Vote on Election Day to cast your ballot in-person at your assigned precinct.

Reach out to us or visit to learn more!