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January 27, 2020: Voter registration, party affiliation change deadline Feb. 18


Kim A. Barton

Supervisor of Elections

Alachua County

Thomas “TJ” Pyche

Director of Communications and Outreach

Supervisor of Elections

Alachua County

Cell: 352-275-9404



Voter registration, party affiliation change deadline Feb. 18

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — Residents who wish to vote in the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary and City of Gainesville Regular Election need to be registered to vote by Feb. 18.

The 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is a closed primary election, meaning only those registered — by Feb. 18 — with a party that has candidates appearing on the ballot will be able to vote in a Presidential Preference Primary contest. There is both a Democratic and Republican contest, and the election is March 17.

All registered voters who reside within Gainesville’s city limits are able to vote in the City of Gainesville Regular Election. The following seats on Gainesville’s City Commission are up for election: At-Large Seat 2, District 2 and District 3.

All city voters will be eligible to vote in the At-Large race. Only voters who live in Districts 2 and 3 will be able to vote on those contests. A detailed map of all City of Gainesville Commission districts can be found at

Previously registered voters are encouraged to verify and update their voter registrations. This can be done at or by calling 352-374-5252.

There are numerous ways for prospective voters to register:

  • Online: The online voter registration portal — found at — is a safe and secure option for voter registration.
  • In person: The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections’ office, located in Gainesville at 515 N. Main St., Suite 300, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registrations can also be completed and turned in at any Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office or Alachua County Library District branch.
  • After hours: The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections’ office has a white after-hours secure drop box outside its main entrance. Completed forms received through the drop box by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 18 will be accepted.
  • By mail: Forms are available online at Mailed forms must be completed and postmarked by the Feb. 18 deadline.

For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 352-374-5252.

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