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Primary Election: August 28, 2018


Date & Time

Polling places are open 7 AM to 7 PM on Election Day, August 28, 2018.

Book Closing

Voters registered in Florida by July 30, 2018 may participate in this election.

Offices Up For Election

Partisan races will only appear on a voter’s primary ballot if more than one candidate of the voter’s party has qualified. Nonpartisan races will appear on all voter's ballots if more than one candidate has qualified. Please note, Soil & Water Conservation District seats appear only on the General Election Ballot. If you're interested in running for office, visit our Run For Office page.

Multi-County, State, and Federal (View Candidates)
  • United States Senator
  • United States Congressional District 3
  • State Governor and Lt. Governor
  • State Commissioner of Agriculture
  • State Senator District 8
  • State Attorney General
  • State Chief Financial Officer
  • State Representative Districts 10, 20, 21
  • Circuit 8 Judge Groups 3, 4, 5, 8
Alachua County (View Candidates)
  • Alachua County Commission Districts 2, 4
  • Alachua County Judge Group 2
  • Alachua County School Board Districts 1, 3, 5
  • Alachua County Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Voting by Mail

Only elections that are administered by the Supervisor of Elections office will be posted here. For information regarding municipal elections not administered by the Supervisor of Elections, contact the municipality. For information on all upcoming elections, please visit our election calendar.


You have until the Wednesday before the election (August 22, 2018) to request a vote-by-mail ballot, but the post office recommends allowing five days for returning the ballot through the mail, so don’t wait until the deadline.

How do I request a Vote-By-Mail ballot for myself?

Go to or call 352-374-5252.

How do I request a Vote-By-Mail ballot for another voter?

Only a designated member of a voter’s immediate family (or a legal guardian) can request a Vote-By-Mail ballot for that voter and they may do so only if directly instructed by the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse or the parent, child, grandparent or sibling of either the voter or of the voter's spouse.

Requests can be made via this website, in person, by mail, by telephone or by fax.

Requests must include:
• the voter’s name
• the voter’s current legal residence address (no post office boxes)
• the voter’s date of birth
• the voter's signature (mail and fax requests only)
• the requestor’s name
• the requestor’s address
• the requestor’s driver’s license number (if available)
• the requestor’s relationship to the voter

If the voter will not be at his or her residence address to receive the ballot, a mailing address for the ballot must be provided. Vote-By-Mail ballots cannot be forwarded by the US Postal Service.

Please refer to the Vote-by-Mail section for more detailed information

Special information for overseas voters

An overseas voter is:

  • an absent uniformed services voter who, by reason of active duty or service, is absent from the United States on the date of the election,
  • a person who resides outside the United States and is qualified to vote in the last place in which the person was domiciled before leaving the United States, or
  • a person who resides outside the United States and, but for such residence, would be qualified to vote in the last place in which the person was domiciled before leaving the United States.

If and only if you qualify as an overseas voter, then your Vote-By-Mail ballot will be mailed not later than 45 days prior to Election Day, your ballot is eligible to be forwarded, and you may have your ballot sent to you via e-mail or fax. Only overseas voters may return their ballot via fax. Under current Florida law, no voter may return their ballot via e-mail.

Overseas voters only should request Vote-By-Mail ballots by using our Vote-By-Mail Ballot Request Form. You may also telephone our office at (352) 374-5252, fax your request to (352) 374-5264, make your request in person, or mail your request.

Overseas voters who wish to update their signature, change their party affiliation, or make any other change to their voter registration record, may use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form.

Additional information for military and overseas voters is available from the Federal Voting Assistance Program, toll-free (800) 438-8683, or e-mail


Early Voting

Dates & Times

Saturday, August 18, 2018, through Saturday, August 25, 2018
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Supervisor of Elections Office
Josiah T. Walls Building
515 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606

Tower Road Branch Library
3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Road, Alachua, FL 32615

Melrose United Methodist Church
5802 Hampton Street, Melrose, FL 32666

Precinct Voting

Voting at your polling place on Election Day is easy. Remember to bring picture and signature identification. For more information on the types of identification accepted at the polls, please click here. You can find which precinct you are assigned to vote at by looking at your Voter Information Card. Remember to check our website prior to an election in the event there are changes to a polling place location. Visit the Precinct Voting page for more information.

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots are created for elections in this calendar year for which the layout has been finalized.

Canvassing Board

For information regarding the Canvassing Board, click here.

Candidate Forums

The complete list of candidate forums can be found by clicking here.

Qualifying Information
Financial Reports

For submitted financial reports, click here.
For report due dates, click here.