City Elections

2020 City Commission Elections

The City of Gainesville will hold elections in March 2020 for the At-Large seat, City Commission District 2 seat and City Commission District 3 seat. This is a non-partisan election.

Qualifying Information

Information is available for qualifying information and other candidate requirements.

Election Day

Election Day for the City of Gainesville election is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Polling places are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. If needed, the runoff date is Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Voter Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline for this election is Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

What's On The Ballot

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 6, 2020 - Saturday, March 14, 2020
9 a.m.-6 p.m.


  • Reitz Union, 655 Museum Rd.
  • Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St.
  • Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St.
  • Supervisor of Elections' Office, 515 N. Main St.

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

For more information regarding the City of Gainesville Canvassing Board, please reference: Board of canvassers; composition; powers and duties.

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.

Candidate packets are available for pickup at the Clerk’s Office.