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City of Gainesville Voters to Vote on Proposed Charter Amendment

3/5/2019

City of Gainesville voters will vote on an amendment to the city’s charter during the 2019 City of Gainesville Regular Election.

The amendment, which would create a City Charter Review Commission, appears on all ballots during the March 19 election. It was put forth for consideration by voters by the City Commission in 2018. The text that will appear on the ballot is as follows:

City of Gainesville Charter Amendment - To Create a City Charter Review Commission
Shall the City Charter be amended to create a City Charter Review Commission appointed by the City Commission with power to review and propose amendments to the City Charter every ten years, with such proposed amendments being subject to veto by the City Commission and subject to approval by vote of the City Electors at a November General Election; as proposed by Ordinance No. 170717?

Additional information on the proposed amendment is available at VoteAlachua.com/Portals/Alachua/Documents/170717_Ordinance_20180802.pdf.

This year, more early voting locations will be available for voters. City voters can vote at any of the following locations from Saturday, March 9-Saturday, March 16. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except on Tuesday and Thursday, when locations are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Supervisor of Elections Office (515 N. Main St.)
  • J. Wayne Reitz Union (655 Museum Road, University of Florida Campus)
  • Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th Blvd.)
  • Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th St.)
  • Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd St.)

Election Day is Tuesday, March 19, and polling places are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Voters must vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day.

In addition to the charter amendment, two seats are on the ballot: the mayoral seat and the district 4 seat. Six candidates qualified to run in the 2019 Gainesville Regular Election — four for the mayoral seat and two for the district 4 seat. Information on all candidates is available at VoteAlachua.com.

All registered city voters are able to vote in the mayoral race, but only those registered voters who live in district 4 are able to vote in that contest.

For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 352-374-5252.