Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 23, 2022. Voters must vote in the polling place to which they are assigned. To find your polling place, use the Precinct Finder.
Voter Registration Deadline
The voter registration and party affiliation change deadline for the 2022 Primary Election is July 25, 2022.
Closed Primary Elections
Florida is a Closed Primary Election State.
This means that only voters registered with a political party can vote in that party’s primary elections. However, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan contests.
Here is an idea of how a voter's ballot may appear for the Primary Election depending on their party affiliation:
- A voter registered as a Republican may only vote in Republican and nonpartisan contests (such as school board and municipal contests), and on ballot issues.
- A voter registered as a Democrat may only vote in Democratic and nonpartisan contests, and on ballot issues.
- A voter registered with a minor party may only vote in the minor party and nonpartisan contests, and on ballot issues.
- A voter registered as a No Party Affiliation (NPA), may only vote in nonpartisan contests, and on ballot issues.
Universal Primary: If all candidates in a contest have the same party affiliation and the winner of the primary election will have no opposition in the general election, then all eligible voters - regardless of party affiliation - may vote in the primary election for that contest. This is known as a universal primary contest.
Voters can update their party affiliation anytime. However, Florida law requires that they do so at least 29 days prior to a Primary Election to vote in that party’s primary contests. The party preference designated by the voter is used by election staff when determining which ballot style a voter will be issued for the Primary Election.
Voters may change their party affiliation at the polls for FUTURE ELECTIONS only.
Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates or nominees for an office in a primary election, including a presidential preference primary election.
What races are on the Primary Ballot?
- United States Senator (1) (DEM)
- Representative in Congress District 3 (REP & DEM)
- Florida Governor (DEM)
- Florida Lieutenant Governor (DEM)
- Florida Attorney General (DEM)
- Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DEM & REP)
- Florida State Representative District 22 (DEM & REP)
- Circuit Judge: Eighth Judicial Circuit: Group 12 (Nonpartisan)
- Alachua County Commission: District 2 (DEM)
- Alachua County School Board: District 1, 2, 3 and 5 (Nonpartisan)
- Gainesville Mayor (Nonpartisan - Must reside in Gainesville City limits)
- Gainesville City Commission District 2 (Nonpartisan - Must reside in Gainesville District 2)
- Gainesville City Commission District 3 (Nonpartisan - Must reside in Gainesville District 3)
- Gainesville City Commission District 4 (Nonpartisan - Must reside in Gainesville District 4)
Visit the Vote-by-Mail page for more information.
To request a vote-by-mail (formerly "absentee") ballot:
To track your ballot:
The Drop Box (Secure Ballot Intake Station) will be available at early voting locations during the early voting hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning on August 13 and ending on August 20.
Between August 8 and August 22, the Drop Box (Secure Ballot Intake Station) will be available at the Supervisor of Elections Office only from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (early voting hours). On Election Day, August 23, it will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office only
Early voting dates and times:
- Saturday, August 13 to Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Supervisor of Elections Office: 515 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
- Millhopper Branch Library: 3145 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606
- Tower Road Branch Library: 3020 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
- Orange Heights Baptist Church:16700 FL-26, Hawthorne, FL 32640
- Legacy Park Multipurpose Center: 15400 Peggy Rd, Alachua, FL 32615
- J. Wayne Reitz Union: 655 Reitz Union Drive, UF Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611
- Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center: 23100 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669
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. Remember to check our website prior to an election in the event there are changes to a polling place location. Visit the Precinct Voting page for more information.
Sample ballots can be found by clicking here.
The full canvassing board schedule can be found by clicking here. Please click here for a Spanish language version.
A list of candidate forums for this election can be found by clicking here.
Candidate qualifying information can be found by clicking here.
For submitted financial reports, click here.