Election Information: Alachua County

Election Dates

March 15, 2016 - Presidential Preference Primary & City of Gainesville Election

August 30, 2016 - Primary Election

November 8, 2016 - General Election

Elections Calendar: Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - http://www.votealachua.com/Elections-Records/Upcoming-Elections

3 Ways to Vote - By Mail, Early, or At Your Precinct

  • Vote by Mail ("Absentee Voting")

    Any voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

    See the Supervisor of Elections website for information on Absentee Voting

  • Vote in Your Precinct

    Florida law requires that you vote in the precinct of your legal residence.

    To find your precinct, click here

    Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Election Day.

    Voters must present picture and signature identification.

  • Vote Early

    Beat the crowds on Election Day - VOTE EARLY!

    Any voter may vote early. Early voting is available before an election. Picture and signature identification required.

    Click here for Early Voting Info from the Supervisor of Elections


Are you registered to vote? Do you need to update your registration?
Have you moved? Has your name changed? Has your signature changed?
Have you renewed your mail-in ballot request?
LWV says Be Ready To Vote!

Try this easy, new way to check your registration status!

My Voter Information Page
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Complete the form to see:

  • Where to vote on election day
  •  Sample ballots
  • Upcoming elections

You can also:

  • Fill out an online form to register to vote
  • Request a mail/absentee ballot
  • Review/update your voter registration information
  • Check the status of your mail/absentee ballot
  • Review your voting activity for the past 12 months

Other ways to update your registration, or register to vote: online, phone, fax, in person:

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections - Complete Election Information

For complete elections information, contact the office of the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
111 SE 1st Ave
Gainesville, FL

Florida Division of Elections - Statewide Election Information

Main website: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/

Florida Voter Assistance Hotline (in English and EspaƱol):
Toll Free 1-866-308-6739
For voting information including voter registration, election dates, early voting, precincts and Supervisor of Elections, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.

The toll free Voter Hotline number for people using TTY is 1-800-955-8771. For more information visit the Florida Relay Service.

Election Law Changes

The 2011 Florida Legislature changed election laws relating to early voting, address changes, registration drives, among others. Summary from Supervisor of Elections