City Election Information

Qualifying Information

For information on qualifying, please contact the Clerk of the Commission office 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 2018 city election is from noon Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 through noon Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

Election Day

Election Day for the City of Gainesville election is Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Polling places are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. If needed, the runoff date is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Book Closing

Book Closing for this election is Feb. 20, 2018.

Races On The Ballot

Gainesville City Commission, District 1
Gainesville City Commission, At-Large District 1

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

Dates & Times

Saturday March 10, 2018 - Saturday, March 17, 2018
Times have yet to be determined.


Locations have yet to be determined.

For more information on early voting, please click here.

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.

Canvassing Board

The Board of Canvassers has  one opening. City residency is required. Submit a letter of interest to or to the Clerk’s Office (200 E. University Ave., first floor). The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

For more information regarding the City of Gainesville Canvassing Board, please click here.

Financial Reports

For submitted financial reports, please click here.