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Early voting for 2020 Primary Election starts Monday

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election begins Monday and lasts through Aug. 15. Locations are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Early voting locations are as follows:

  • Supervisor of Elections Office (515 N Main Street, Suite 100, Gainesville)
  • Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville)
  • Tower Road Branch Library (3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville)
  • Alachua Legacy Park Multipurpose Center (15400 Peggy Road, Alachua)
  • Orange Heights Baptist Church (16700 NE SR 26, Hawthorne)
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida (655 Reitz Union Drive, Ground Level of the Career Connections Center, Gainesville)

In an effort to keep voters and election workers as safe as possible, the use of masks or face coverings is strongly encouraged.

Voters registered with the Florida Democratic Party or the Republican Party of Florida by July 20 will be able to vote in their party’s primary contests. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, are able to vote in nonpartisan contests that appear on every voter’s ballot.

Voters can view their sample ballot at VoteAlachua.com/My-Registration-Status.

Voters are required to present picture and signature identification before voting. Accepted forms of identification include Florida driver licenses, Florida identification cards, United States passports, debit or credit cards, military or student IDs, retirement center or neighborhood association IDs, public assistance IDs, veteran health IDs, concealed carry IDs, or government employee IDs. Voters may use two forms of identification to meet the requirement.

Previously registered voters are encouraged to verify and update their registration status. This can be done at VoteAlachua.com/My-Registration-Status or by calling 352-374-5252.

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested online, in person or by phone, fax, mail or email. Until the deadline, vote-by-mail ballot requests will be filled as they are received. Any voter can sign up to vote by mail.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. In addition to mailing ballots back, voters may choose to drop off ballots in the 24-hour, secure, white dropbox outside the Supervisor of Elections Office or to any early voting site during voting hours.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections at 352-374-5252. 

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