Gainesville Florida early voting ends this week!

Gainesville Florida early voting ends this week!

Alachua County Library Tower Road Branch - Gainesville FL

The Alachua County Library Tower Road Branch is one of three early voting locations open in Gainesville FL through October 30 2010

Gainesville Florida early voting ends Saturday October 30th at 5 PM.

Gainesville FL early voting Q&A

Where do I need to go if I want to vote early?

There are three locations in Gainesville where you can vote early:

  1. Supervisor of Elections Office – County Administration Building – 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville FL 32601
  2. Millhopper Branch Library – 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville FL 32605
  3. Tower Road Branch Library – 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville FL 32608

Which early voting site do I go to?

Alachua County voters may vote early at any of the three early voting sites in Gainesville FL noted above.

What time is early voting open?

According to Pam Carpenter, Supervisor of Elections, early voting days & times this week at the three Gainesville FL locations are as follows:

Monday through Friday, October 25-October 29 – 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, October 30 – 9 AM to 5 PM

What do I need to bring?

You must present acceptable picture and signature identification in order to vote.  According to the Supervisor of Elections – Alachua County FL website, examples of acceptable identification include Florida Driver’s License, Florida Identification Card, and a United States passport.  The League of Women Voters provides an even more in-depth list re acceptable identification at the polls:

According to their voter education website vote411.org, to vote in Florida, you must provide picture identification that also shows a signature OR picture identification and another form of ID with your signature.

Examples of accepted photo IDs with a signature are:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • But I’m freaking out because I don’t even know what’s on the ballot! What are we voting on?

    Go to this link provided by The Florida League of Women Voters.  Here you will be able to read a summary of each measure on the ballot, as well as a short discussion about what the effects of voting “Yes” or “No” on each measure actually means.

    This link, also provided by The Florida League of Women Voters, enables you to build your ballot. To do this you just enter your address in the top right portion of the page where it says Personalized Ballot. After you do, it shows you the candidates running for each office and the measures that will be appearing on your ballot. By reviewing this information before you go to vote early you will have a much better idea of what to expect.

    What if I feel there is “funny stuff” going on at the polls, and I want to talk to someone about it?

    If you experience any problems voting early, or on Election Day if you are not able to make early voting, here are 3 numbers you can call to report problems:

    1-866-MYVOTE1
    1-866-OUR-VOTE
    1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

    If you need additional information about early voting this week, or voting on Election Day November 2, the Supervisor of Elections Office is a great place to contact! Here’s the info.

    Supervisor of Elections
    Pam Carpenter
    Historic Star Garage
    111 SE 1st Avenue
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    Phone: (352) 374-5252
    Fax: (352) 374-5264
    TDD: (352) 491-4432
    pwc@alachuacounty.us

    Hours of operation:
    Monday – Friday
    8:30 AM to 5 PM

    Happy Voting! 🙂

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