Early Voting for 2021 City of Gainesville Special Election Starts Friday

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Early voting for the 2021 City of Gainesville Special Election begins Friday, November 12, and lasts through Sunday, November 14. 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)

The voter registration deadline for this election was October 18.

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 was Saturday, November 6.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to either drop off their ballots to any early voting site during early voting hours, or to the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 515 North Main Street, 3rd Floor. If you have not yet mailed your vote-by-mail ballot, voters are strongly encouraged to take advantage of one of the above options to ensure timely receipt of your ballot.

Mail-in ballot drop boxes will be available at the Alachua Supervisor of Elections Office and at Millhopper Branch Library during early voting Once early voting has ended, the mail-in drop box will only be available at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office during the following days and times:

  • Monday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16 (Election Day) from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voters should not return their vote-by-mail ballot to their precinct on Election Day unless they intend to vote in-person.

The mail-in ballot drop box at the Millhopper Branch Library will not be available after early voting has ended on Sunday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

  • Be aware, be very aware of dems funny business with votes being “found” or showing up “discovered” when they are losing. Atlanta and others developed the play-book. City Commission and local DEC should be watched like a hawk! Demand public inspection and inspection!

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