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ALACHUA COUNTY — The official candidate qualifying period for 2022 runs between noon on Monday, June 13 and noon on Friday, June 17. To qualify for county office and have their name appear on the ballot, candidates must file complete qualifying paperwork with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office during this period. Candidates may pre-qualify by submitting their paperwork up to two weeks prior to the start of the qualifying period.
 
The following local offices are up for election in Alachua County:
  • Alachua County Commission – Districts 1, 2, and 4 (District 1 will be on the ballot this year due to the resignation of Commissioner Mary Alford. The person elected to this position will fill the unexpired portion of the term).
 
  • Alachua County School Board – Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5 (District 2 will be on the ballot this year due to a declared vacancy by the Governor last year. The person elected to this position will fill the unexpired portion of the term).
 
  • Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor – Group 1, 3, and 5 (Senate Bill 1078 requires all soil and water conservation seats to be on the ballot this year. This bill has not yet been signed into law by the Governor. An update will be provided if there are any changes).
 
For information about running for county offices, contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 or visit VoteAlachua.gov.
 
The candidate qualifying period for City of Gainesville offices will also take place between noon on Monday, June 13 and noon on Friday, June 17. For City of Gainesville offices, complete qualifying paperwork must be submitted to the City of Gainesville Clerk’s Office.
 
The following local offices are up for election in the City of Gainesville:
  • Gainesville Mayor At Large Commission Seat
 
  • District 2, 3, and 4 Commission Seats
 
For more information about the candidate qualifying period for the City of Gainesville, contact Gainesville City Clerk Omichele Gainey at 352-334-5015.
 
The candidate qualifying period for judicial candidates was held during an earlier qualifying period. All county judicial candidates went unopposed. Candidates for federal, state, and multicounty offices will qualify with the Florida Division of Elections. For information on those candidates, visit dos.myflorida.com/elections.
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