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City of Gainesville Candidate Qualifying Jan. 29-Feb. 2

1/16/2018
The qualifying for the upcoming City of Gainesville elections begins at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 and continues through 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The two seats up for election in the March 2018 election are the District 1 Commissioner and the At-Large 1 Commissioner. Qualifying information for those seats is as follows:

Gainesville City Commission - At-Large 1
Term of Office: 3 Years
Qualifying Fee: $327.30 (undue burden available)

The At-Large Commissioner is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville to serve a three-year term. Each candidate for an at-large seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the City of Gainesville for a period of not less than six months prior to the date the person qualifies to run for office. The person elected to an at-large seat shall continuously reside in the City of Gainesville during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the city to meet the residency requirement for the 2018 election would be between July 31-Aug. 4, 2017, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2018.

Gainesville City Commission - District 1
Term of Office: 3 Years
Qualifying Fee: $327.30 (undue burden available)

The District 1 Commissioner is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville residing in District 1 to serve a three-year term. Each candidate for a district seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the district from which they seek to be elected for a period of not less than six months prior to the date they qualify to run for office. The person elected to a district seat shall continuously reside in that same city district during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the city to meet the residency requirement for the 2018 election would be between July 31-Aug. 4, 2017, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2018.

The current list of candidates seeking election is available on the City of Gainesville's Election webpage or on the Supervisor of Elections’ website at VoteAlachua.com.

Anyone interested in qualifying or requesting further information should contact qualifying officer Omichele Gainey, clerk of the Gainesville City Commission at 352-334-5015.