Right now, Our County Commissioners are elected “At-Large” meaning everybody can vote in ALL five races.
The proposed change would make it so only the people who live in the same district as the commission candidates can vote in that race, meaning everyone would only get to vote for ONE commissioner.
Do not give up your voice to vote in all races!
Vote NO on Single-Member Districts!
Save OUR VOTE!
Voting for all 5 commissioners ensures representation for all citizens, allows all commissioners to focus on the whole county, and gives each voter five voices on the commission.
It was placed on the ballot, over the unanimous objections of the Alachua County and City of Gainesville commissions, through a local bill run in Tallahassee by Rep. Chuck Clemons. The local bill was supported by the three Republicans in our local delegation and opposed by the one Democrat.
Tallahassee Republicans want to take away YOUR VOTE
Currently, most county commissioners in Florida (including Alachua County) are elected “At-Large” meaning everybody, regardless of where they live in the county, can vote in all five commission elections. Our county commissioners are required to reside in five separate districts of equal population, but everybody gets to vote for or against all of them.
The proposed change would make it so only the people who live in the same district as the commission candidates can vote in that race, meaning everyone would only get to vote for one commissioner.
Single-member districts are being foisted on Alachua County unasked for and are unwelcome; citizens should vote “No” on this divisive ballot measure to send a resounding message: “Hands Off Alachua County!”