2021 City Commission Special Election

The City of Gainesville will hold a Special Election to fill the vacancy of City Commission At-Large, Seat B. Please visit the City of Gainesville website or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 352-334-5015 for the latest information. This is a non-partisan election.

Election Day

Election Day for the City of Gainesville election is Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Polling places are open from 7:00 am-7:00 pm on Election Day. If needed, the runoff date is Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Qualifying Week 

12 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021

What's On The Ballot

The at-large races may be voted on by all registered voters living within Gainesville city limits. 

Voter Registration

To register to vote, update your registration or to check your status, visit www.VoteAlachua.com. The deadline to register to vote in the special election is Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

Election Forms


Click here to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot  

The deadline to request a ballot be mailed to you for the November 16, 2021 Special Election is November 6, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Mail-in ballot drop boxes will be available at the Alachua Supervisor of Elections Office and at Millhopper Branch Library during early voting Friday, November 12 through November 14 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Once early voting has ended, Mail-in drop box will ONLY be available at the Alachua Supervisor of Elections Office during the following days and times:

Monday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (office hours)

Tuesday, November 16 (Election Day) from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (drop box will be available during the same hours as voting at the precincts)

The mail-in ballot drop box at the Millhopper Branch Library will not be available after early voting has ended on Sunday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

Early Voting

Dates and times

Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office

Josiah T. Walls Building

515 North Main Street, Suite 100 (first floor)

Gainesville 32601


Millhopper Branch Library

3145 NW 43rd Street

Gainesville 32606

*****Only two early voting sites will be available for the November 16, 2021 for the City of Gainesville Special Election

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, view accepted types of identification. You can find which precinct you are assigned to vote at by looking at your Voter Information Card. For more information, view Alachua County Precincts & Polling Places.

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 clerks@cityofgainesville.org or to the City Clerk’s Office (200 E. University Ave., first floor). All letters must be received in the City Clerk's Office by the deadline at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

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

Financial Reports

For submitted financial reports, please view Financial Report Information

The City Clerk will fill the vacancy according to the City Charter Laws, Article II, Section 2.04.

Vacancies in office shall be filled in one of the following ways:

  • (a) If less than 6 months remain in the unexpired term or until the next regular election, the commission by a majority vote of the remaining members shall choose and appoint a successor, who is otherwise eligible under section 2.03 of this act, to serve until a newly elected commissioner is qualified.
  • (b) If more than 6 months remain in the unexpired term and a general election is not scheduled within 6 months, the commission shall fill the vacancy by a special election to be held not more than 60 days after the occurrence of the vacancy.