Three days left: Early voting for 2021 City of Gainesville Regular Election lasts through Saturday

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Early voting for the 2021 City of Gainesville Regular Election ends Saturday, March 13. 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)
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida (655 Reitz Union Drive, Ground Level of the Career Connections Center, Gainesville)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville)

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

The voter registration deadline for this election was Feb. 16.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 16. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must vote at the polling place to which they are assigned.

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 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6.

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

If a voter has not sent his or her mail ballot back, the Supervisor of Elections recommends making use of the drop boxes or voting in person because of the amount of time it would take for a ballot to make it to the elections office through the mail.