Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton and Assistant Supervisor of Elections Tim Williams become Florida Certified Election Professionals

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton (third from left) and Assistant Supervisor of Elections Tim Williams (second from right) receive their Florida Certified Election Professionals plaques at the 2022 Florida Supervisors of Elections Conference.

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton and Assistant Supervisor of Elections Tim Williams completed the required coursework and training to become Florida Certified Election Professionals. They were recognized at the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) Conference in Destin alongside other election officials in the state.

The FCEP program curriculum consists of more than 30 core courses concerning election law, leadership, and best practices. In 2015 the program was awarded the Professional Practices Award by The Elections Center, a national organization of election officials and administrators.

Supervisor Barton and Assistant Supervisor Williams were recognized for their achievement by election officials from across the state and representatives from the Florida Department of State, including Secretary of State Cord Byrd. They began the process of becoming certified in 2007.

Barton will continue serving on the Florida Supervisors of Elections Board of Directors, representing district four of the association, which includes Marion, Putnam, Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Columbia, and Alachua counties. She is the past chair of the association’s scholarship committee.

  • What a farce! After it was reported that Barton was tied to illegal registration of jailed felons? She should be kicked to the curb.

  • From Kim Barton, May 23, 2022: There is nothing to prove. I followed the laws and statutes. Commissioner Alford lived in District 1 when she initially ran for office. She signed an oath that she lived where she says. I have no investigative authority in either case. I have a ministerial function in reviewing qualifying papers in determining whether a candidate is qualified. My responsibility is that all documents are complete and have been executed properly. Florida statute states, “ The filing officer may not determine whether the contents of the qualifying papers are accurate”. Commissioner Alford was found to have lived outside her district when it was revealed that she filed homestead on property previously owned by a family member who left it to her. The Property Appraiser’s Office found out this information.

    I took an oath to uphold the laws and statutes of Florida and the election code and that is what I will continue to do. It is very unfortunate that Supervisors of Elections are blamed for so much these days, but we are only following the laws that governing elections.

    Yours in Service,

    Kim A. Barton

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