City Elections

2021 City Commission Elections

The City of Gainesville will hold elections in March 2021 for the At-Large seat and City Commission District 1 seat. This is a non-partisan election.

Election Day

Election Day for the City of Gainesville election is Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Polling places are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. If needed, the runoff date is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

What's On The Ballot

  • Gainesville City Commission, At-Large
  • Gainesville City Commission, District 1

The at-large races may be voted on by all registered voters living within Gainesville city limits. District races may be voted on by all registered voters living within that specific district.


Vote-by-mail by requesting a vote-by-mail ballot. 

Early Voting

Dates and times

Friday, March 5, 2021 - Saturday, March 13, 2021
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Precinct Voting

Voting at your polling place on Election Day is easy. Remember to bring picture and signature identification. For more information on the types of identification accepted at the polls, view Accepted Types of Identification. You can find which precinct you are assigned to vote at by looking at your Voter Information Card. For more information, view Alachua County Precincts & Polling Places.

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots will be available closer to the election. Please check back.

Canvassing Board

The Board of Canvassers has one opening. City residency is required. Submit a letter of interest to or to the City Clerk’s Office (200 E. University Ave., first floor). All letters of intent must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. The canvassing board schedule will be provided once available.

For more information regarding the City of Gainesville Canvassing Board, please click here.

Financial Reports

For submitted financial reports, please view Financial Report Information

For more information regarding elections, please contact the Gainesville City Clerk at 352-334-5015 or