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Candidate Qualifying Runs from Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019

1/11/2019

City of Gainesville candidate qualifying for the mayor and district IV commissioner positions begins at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 and continues through 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  

Gainesville Mayor
Term of Office – 3.5 years
Qualifying Fee - $416.56 (undue burden available)
 
The mayor is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville to serve a 3.5-year term. Each candidate for the mayoral seat must be a qualified voter who is a resident of the city for a period of not less than six months prior to the date the person qualifies to run for office. The person elected as mayor shall continuously reside in the city during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the city to meet the residency requirement for the 2019 election would be July 30, 2018-Aug. 3, 2018, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2019.
 
Gainesville City Commission – District 4
Term of Office – 3.5 years
Qualifying Fee - $327.30 (undue burden available)
 
The district IV commissioner is elected by the electors of the City of Gainesville residing in district IV. The elected candidate will be elected to serve a 3.5-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 commissioner shall continuously reside in that same city district during the term of office. The last dates to have moved into the city district to meet the residency requirement for the 2019 election would be between July 30, 2018-Aug. 3, 2018, depending on which day the candidate qualifies in 2019.
 
The term of office for Mayor and City Commission District IV will end in fall 2022 and be up for election again in August 2022, when the offices will be up and the terms will change to a four-year term.
 
The current list of candidates seeking election may be found on the City of Gainesville's election webpage (click on races on the ballot link) or on the Supervisor of Elections’ website at VoteAlachua.com.
 
Anyone interested in qualifying or needing further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 352-334-5015.
 
For voter registration related questions, please visit VoteAlachua.com or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252.