More early votes cast in Gainesville mayoral runoff
Gainesville’s early voting turnout slightly increased for the runoff election between former District 2 City Commissioner Ed Braddy and incumbent Craig Lowe.
Excluding absentee ballots, 1,140 people voted early–62 more voters than in the March election, Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said.
Slightly more than 4,000 absentee ballots were cast for the March election. The current count for the runoff is 3,500, excluding today’s and Tuesday’s mail.
Carpenter encouraged Gainesville residents to makes their voices heard.
“If you’re a citizen of the city of Gainesville, and you live within the city limits, and you are registered to vote, then you are entitled to come out and vote in the mayoral runoff,” Carpenter said.
Early voting closed Sunday. To vote, eligible Gainesville residents must visit their designated voting site Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. with a signature photo ID.
Jenna Lyons wrote this story online.
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