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Single-member districts to be offered to Alachua County voters in November

An unusual referendum on November’s ballot offers a change in how voters choose Alachua County’s commissioners.  Instead of an at-large election, where all Alachua County voters choose all five commissioners, the referendum asks if voters want to override the county charter and elect only one commissioner based on the district where they live, a process called single-member district voting.

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Gov. DeSantis’ presence at Republican fundraiser draws protests by progressive advocacy groups

About 30 protestors from a coalition of progressive activist groups protested Gov. Ron DeSantis’ positions on abortion and LGBTQ rights as the governor spoke at an Alachua GOP fundraising event Thursday. DeSantis was a keynote speaker at the 20th annual Ronald Reagan Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraising event for the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee. 

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