Voter’s Guide for the 2022 Primary Election in Alachua County

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To To help you vote with confidence, here’s a collection of links to information about the races and the candidates for the August 23 ballot.

Important appointments

  • August 13: first day of early voting
  • August 21: last day of early voting
  • August 23: Primary Election Day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early vote

The following early voting sites are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Gainesville, unless otherwise noted.

  • Elections Office Supervisor: 515 N. Main St,
  • Millhopper Branch Library: 3145 NW 43rd St.
  • Tower Road Branch Library: 3020 SW 75th St.
  • Orange Heights Baptist Church: 16700 FL-26, Hawthorne.
  • Legacy Park Multipurpose Center: 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua.
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union: 655 Reitz Union Drive, UF Campus.
  • Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center: 23100 W. Newberry Road, Newberry.

The general election will take place on November 8.

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Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Willcox shows the notice on the front of a mail-in ballot that the voter must be sure to sign and date on the back to validate the vote, at the supervisor's office Marion County elections in Ocala, Florida in this 2020 file photo.

How to vote by mail

Return the ballot by mail at least one week before August 23 or drop the ballot in the secure ballot receiving station (AKA drop box) at an early voting site (during voting hours) or at the Elections Office (during office hours).

Absentee ballots must be received by the Office of the Election Supervisor no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

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Voter’s Guides for Races and Candidates

Gainesville Municipal Commission:

Board of County Commissioners:

Alachua County School Board:

Florida State Legislature:

US Congress

University of Florida student Ryan Smolchek dons a "I voted early," sticker after early voting at Union Reitz on the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida on October 19, 2020. Alachua County has six early voting locations open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Who can vote in Florida?

Any resident of Florida who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, who has not been found mentally incompetent with respect to voting in any state without being restored and has not been convicted of a crime without civil rights.

Does Florida require ID to vote?

Yes, you must provide a valid ID with photo and signature. One of the following is acceptable:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • American passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retreat Center ID
  • Identification of the neighborhood association
  • Identification of public assistance
  • Veteran’s Medical Identification Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Permit to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued under s. 790.06
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the federal, state, county, or municipality.
  • If you do not have a valid ID, you will still be permitted to vote provisionally, which will be counted provided you are eligible to vote, you voted in the correct constituency and your signature matches the one on On the file.
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