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Supervisor of Elections Clarifies Situation Involving Primary Ballots Mailed to Precinct 27 Voters Only

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections is addressing a situation involving 970 voters assigned to Precinct 27 that were mailed vote-by-mail ballots for the Primary Election that did not include the City of Gainesville Mayoral and City Commission District 4 races. Voters assigned to Precinct 27 reside within the City of Gainesville’s city limits and are eligible to vote on at-large City of Gainesville races and on City Commission District 4 races.

These voters mistakenly received vote-by-mail ballots that do not include the City of Gainesville Mayoral and City Commission District 4 races. Once our office was notified about this issue, we responded promptly to correct it. This issue will not impact the affected voters’ opportunity to vote in this election.

Here are the steps the Supervisor of Elections Office is taking:

  1. We are mailing letters to each affected voter notifying them of the issue and the steps they should take.
  2. We are mailing corrected vote-by-mail ballots to each affected voter. These vote-by-mail ballots will be sent in the mail by Friday, July 22.

Here are the steps voters assigned to Precinct 27 should take:

  1. Please do not return the ballot you have received that does not include the City of Gainesville Mayoral and City Commission District 4 races.
  2. Affected voters that are assigned to Precinct 27 can wait until they receive a corrected vote-by-mail ballot, complete it, and can mail the corrected ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, located in Gainesville at 515 N. Main St. Please remember that return postage is prepaid. If they prefer, affected voters can cast a ballot during early voting or in-person on Election Day. When completing their corrected ballot, affected voters should vote on all races that they are interested in participating in.
  3. If the affected voters returned the first vote-by-mail ballot that does not include the City of Gainesville Mayoral and City Commission District 4 races, they should complete and return the corrected vote-by-mail ballot. They can do so by mailing the corrected vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, located in Gainesville at 515 N. Main St., bringing it directly to the Supervisor of Elections Office during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday), or delivering it to a Secure Ballot Intake Station. Please visit VoteAlachua.gov for more information about Secure Ballot Intake Station locations and availability. 
  4. Contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 during normal business hours if they have any questions.

We will ensure that voters assigned to Precinct 27 will have the maximum amount of time allowed by Florida law to vote using their corrected ballot. You are able to return a corrected ballot up until 7 P.M. on Election Day, Tuesday, August 23.

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