Election Day is March 17; Early Voting continues through March 14
Gainesville elections will be held Tuesday, March 17th. Registered voters citywide will elect a commissioner at-large, registered voters in district two will elect a commissioner to represent its district and registered voters in district three will elect a commissioner to represent its district. Ballots also include the presidential preference primary. Early voting is available Friday, March 6th-Saturday, March 14th from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. There are six designated early voting sites across the county. For additional information on the city election, visit the City of Gainesville website.
Mini Grant Program for 2020 Census now available, March 23 deadline
During the 2010 Census, an estimated 40,000 people were not counted in the Alachua County area. This resulted in an estimated loss of nearly 400 million dollars over the past ten years. This year, we have an opportunity to make sure that we are getting the funding our community needs and deserves. We need your help! Through our Census Mini Grant Program, the City of Gainesville is offering five grants of up to $3,000 each to local community organizations to help us make sure that every person living in our area is counted.
Census data is used to determine:
- How much political power our community has
- Whether or not new businesses decide to make our community their home
- How much federal funding our area receives for programs and services