City Elections

2020 City Commission Elections

The City of Gainesville will hold elections in 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

For information on qualifying, please contact the Qualifying Office for the City of Gainesville Elections the Clerk of the Commission at 352-334-5015 or A qualifying packet must be picked up from the Clerk’s Office, which is located on the first floor of City Hall (200 E. University Ave.). Qualifying for the 2020 city election is from noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2019-noon Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

File To Run for Office:
You must file your Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Depository with our office before you are allowed to accept any money or spend any money on behalf of your campaign. Once you have filed this form, you are a candidate and should follow Chapter 106 of the Election Code. This form states which office you are running for, which bank you are using for your campaign account, and who is serving as your campaign treasurer. This form may be filed at any time of the year.

You must file your Statement of Candidate form with our office within 10 days of filing your Appointment of Treasurer and Designation of Depository Form. This form acknowledges that you have been provided access to Chapter 106 and will be able to run your campaign in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.


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 February 18, 2020.

What's On The Ballot

Gainesville City Commission, At-Large

Gainesville City Commission, District 3

Gainesville City Commission, District 2

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.


For more information on voting by mail, please click here.

Early Voting

Coming Soon

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, please click here. You can find which precinct you are assigned to vote at by looking at your Voter Information Card. For more information, please click here.

Sample Ballots

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

Financial Reports

For submitted financial reports, please click here.

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.