Elections Office reminds voters of location change

Gainesville residents will head to the voting booths in two weeks, but the Supervisor of Elections Office reminds citizens that the voting locations for precincts 23, 27 and 59 have moved for Nov. 16.

In precinct 23 and 59, voters will need to show up to the Days Inn Hotel at 1901 SW 13th St. Both of the normal voting locations, City College and the Wyndham Garden Gainesville Hotel, are unavailable for use.

In precinct 27, the Thomas Center at 302 NE 6th Ave. will serve as the voting location instead of the Thelma Boltin Center which is under construction.

Besides these changes, many precincts are sharing locations.

  • Precinct 30 voters residing in Gainesville city limits will vote at Precinct 13 (Mt. Carmel Baptist Church)
  • Precinct 35 voters residing in Gainesville city limits will vote at Precinct 54 (Florida Museum of Natural History)
  • Precinct 43 voters residing in Gainesville city limits will vote at Precinct 32 (LifeSouth Community Blood Centers)
  • Precinct 48 voters residing in Gainesville city limits will vote at Precinct 39 (Hilton UF Conference Center)
  • Precinct 52 voters residing in Gainesville city limits will vote at Precinct 36 (Doyle Conner Building)

For early voting from Nov. 12-14, all Gainesville voters can go to either the Supervisor of Elections Office at 515 N. Main St., Suite 100, or the Millhopper Branch Library Millhopper Branch Library at 3145 NW 43rd St.

Gainesville district and precinct boundaries map

The Supervisor of Elections Office sent notification by mail to all voters impacted by the voting location changes.

The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is by 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6.

The winner of the special election will fill former Gainesville Commissioner Gail Johnson’s seat. Johnson announced her resignation from the commission on Aug. 23 and attended her last commission meeting in September.

Five candidates are running for the at-large commission seat. Click here to learn more about the candidates.

The candidate’s campaigns continue full speed ahead and have collectively raised $57,063.92 in funds, although the majority—roughly 87 percent—rests with Matt Howland and Cynthia Chestnut.

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