Tuesday is election day so we want to make sure you have all the important details you need before you vote…
When is the election?
Tuesday, November 5th, 7:00am-7:00pm
Where do I go to vote?
Check your registration status and find your polling place here.
Why do I need to vote?
Many of the candidates are running unopposed this year so that leaves two main races to watch:
City Council (Ward 5)
- William “Bill” Bush (Republican)
- Juli Clay
Board of Education Member (District 3)
- Willie Mitchell
- Chad Payne
Local politics have the greatest effect on your everyday life. The candidates elected to these positions will make many important decisions about the city of Gainesville as its population continues to expand. The city is expected to add 5,000+ residents in the next 5 years and 15,000 in the next 20 years.
The candidates you choose will decide when and where to add more schools, fire houses and Public Safety officials. They will also decide how to improve traffic and infrastructure, and they’ll play a huge role in the development of Downtown and Midtown.