January 7, 2008

January Meeting & Upcoming Elections

The next meeting of the Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County will be this Thursday, January 10, 5:45 pm, at 901 NW 8 Ave., Suite A-3. We will be discussing our December meeting with State Rep. Chuck Chestnut, the upcoming city commission and presidential preference elections, the Gainesville city commission's upcoming vote on "gender identity and expression," and continue planning for our hosting of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus Meeting in July.

News: Tuesday, January 29 is election day. All registered Democrats will be able to vote for their preferred presidential candidate. All registered voters in Gainesville will be able to vote for city commission candidates. All registered Florida voters will be able to vote on the property tax amendment.

There is one registered Democrat running for election in each of the Gainesville City Commission races: Lauren Poe (District 2), Thomas Hawkins Jr. (At-Large, Seat 2), and Jack Donovan (District 3). All three candidates attended our Stonewall Democrats Social in December to meet our members and show their support for our organization.
Early voting will be held January 14-18 and January 21-25 from 9 am to 5 pm at the following locations:
*The Supervisor of Elections County Administration Building location at 12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville
*Millhopper Branch Library at 3145 N.W. 43rd Street, Gainesville
*Tower Road Branch Library at 3020 S.W. 75th Street, Gainesville

You can request to Vote By Mail (absentee) by going to this website: http://elections.alachua.fl.us/absentee_personal_request_form.html