BY JENNIFER CABRERA
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – With only Election Day remaining, turnout for No Party Affiliation (NPA) and other party registrations is running far below Democratic and Republican turnout, possibly because those voters typically don’t typically vote in primaries. However, these voters can vote in all four of the school board races and one judicial race; voters who live in the City of Gainesville can also vote for mayor and for their district representative if they live in Districts 2, 3, or 4.
As of the end of Early Voting today, turnout is 19.76% for Democrats, 16.07% for Republicans, 6.6% for NPA, and 8.39% for others. In Alachua County, 47.9% of registered voters are Democrats, 27% are Republicans, 23.5% are NPA, and 1.7% are registered in other parties. 61.1% of the ballots cast so far were cast by Democrats.
For voters who don’t already have a mail-in ballot, the only remaining opportunity to vote in this election is Tuesday, August 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your assigned polling place. More details can be found here.
Our voting guide can be found here.