Here’s where to vote in Gainesville city election

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Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton is reminding Gainesville voters of polling place changes for the regular election taking place Tuesday, March 16. 

In particular, Precinct 27 has a temporary polling location at The Thomas Center (302 NE 6th Avenue).

The Thelma Boltin Center, which is undergoing a renovation, serves as Precinct 27’s regular polling place. Precinct 27 will return to that location after this election. All voters within the affected precinct were mailed letters notifying them of the change at the end of February.

In addition to the temporary polling place for Precinct 27, several precincts are combined during City of Gainesville elections. They are as follows:

  • 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 59 (Wyndham Garden Gainesville Hotel)
  • 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)

Voters must vote in the polling place to which they are assigned on Election Day. During early voting, which will run through Saturday, March 13, voters may use any one of the four City of Gainesville early voting sites. They are as follows:

  • Supervisor of Elections Office (515 N Main Street, Suite 100, Gainesville)
  • Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville)
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union, University of Florida (655 Reitz Union Drive, Ground Level of the Career Connections Center, Gainesville)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville)

Voters can drop off mail-in ballots in the designated box outside the elections office. 

Two candidates have qualified for each of the two races on the ballot. Incumbent Gigi Simmons and challenger Desmon Duncan-Walker will face off for the District 1 seat, while incumbent Gail Johnson will take on challenger Gabe Kaimowitz (also known as Gabriel Hillel) for an at-large seat.

To see a recap of last week’s debate between Simmons and Duncan-Walker, click here.

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