Vote Alachua Update
March 2021
From the Supervisor

The 2021 City of Gainesville Regular Election has come to a close, and I want to thank everyone who worked so hard through early voting and on Election Day. As I've said so many times before, our office could not do what it does successfully without the many individuals who are committed to providing every Alachua County voter with the best voting experience possible. I truly appreciate you!

I wrote a piece for The Gainesville Sun this month and I hope you'll take a moment to read it. It can be found by clicking here.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email at or by phone at 352-374-5252.

Kim A. Barton
Supervisor of Elections
Alachua County
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100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV Inc.

The 100 Black men of Greater Florida GNV Inc. recently inducted its first class of 36 men.

We look forward to working with the organization to share important information with our community regarding elections. Check out the story that WCJB TV 20 News did on the organization's induction ceremony.
Santa Fe College Joins Campuses Nationwide in Effort to be "Voter Friendly"

Congratulations to our friends at Santa Fe College and Civic Engagement and Service at Santa Fe College! The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. You can read the article here.

Robin Keirnan joined our office this month as our new fiscal assistant. Previously a staff assistant in the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives, Robin comes to us with more than six years of experience working for the county. We are very excited to have her on our team!
Sheriff Watson Jr. had the honor of swearing in another group of poll deputies as the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office geared up for the 2021 City of Gainesville Elections. "We send our support to Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton and her staff and wish them much success," the Sheriff's Facebook page read.
Our office is working with the Florida Department of Health to host a vaccine clinic for election workers in April!

Working during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alachua County's election workers exhibited a stronger than ever commitment to elections in this county, and we are grateful to be able to work on their behalf to make this opportunity available.
From Supervisor Barton:

"I would like to thank each team member of the Supervisor of Elections Office. I appreciate the work that each of you do and the difference that you make in running efficient elections. Your dedication contributes to our success. We could not accomplish what we do here in elections without the important role that each of you play. You are an awesome team and I want you to know that I appreciate the work that you do!"
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Last month, a dear friend of the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office, Roxanne Watkins, retired after 50 years of service to Alachua County — the first 35 of which were spent at the Supervisor of Elections. We wish you the best in retirement, Roxanne!

The Gainesville Sun recently profiled Roxanne. The story can be read here.