Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim A. Barton announced that her office will be extending the number of days early voting will be held ahead of the Aug. 18 Primary Election.
Early voting sites for the 2020 Primary Election will be open from Monday, Aug. 3, to Saturday, Aug. 15. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Previously, early voting was to be held from Friday, Aug. 7 to Saturday, Aug. 15 — a schedule similar to that of past primary elections.
“Though our office is encouraging voters to vote by mail, we want to be sure Alachua County voters have ample opportunity to vote in person,” Barton said.
Early voting locations are as follows:
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office
515 N. Main St., Suite 100, Gainesville
Tower Road Branch Library
3020 SW 75th St., Gainesville
Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd St., Gainesville
Legacy Park Multipurpose Center
15400 Peggy Road, Alachua
Orange Heights Baptist Church
16700 NE SR 26, Hawthorne
J. Wayne Reitz Union
655 Reitz Union Drive, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville
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.
All Alachua County voters are eligible to vote in this election, with nonpartisan races appearing on every voter’s ballot. Voters who were registered with the Florida Democratic Party or the Republican Party of Florida by July 20 will be able to vote in their party’s respective primary races.
Previously registered voters are encouraged to verify and update voter registrations. This can be done at https://www.votealachua.com/My-Registration-Status or by calling 352-374-5252.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested online, in person, or by phone, fax, mail or email. Until the deadline, vote-by-mail ballot requests will be filled as they are received. Any voter can sign up to vote by mail.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections at 352-374-5252.