Chestnut Monday Report

September 21, 2020

Attention: Voter Education

Returning Your Vote by Mail Ballot

Voters can either choose to mail back their ballot via the US Postal Service or drop it off in a secure dropbox. We encourage everyone to return their ballot without delay and vote Democrat all the way down the ballot. 

  • To turn in your ballot, you can either mail it back, turn it in at an early voting site, or the white dropbox at the Supervisor of Elections office. 

  • We encourage voters to return their ballots without delay, to allow for plenty of time for their ballot to arrive by Election Day. We recommend that you mail yours by October 15th!

  • Your ballot MUST be received by November 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 PM. We encourage everyone to vote early and get their ballots in as soon as possible!  

For more information, visit or call the Supervisor of Elections at (352) 374-5252.

For any questions about voting, call the voter protection hotline at (833) VOTE-FLA.

This is the dropbox outside of the Supervisor of Elections office, where you can drop off your Vote by Mail Ballot! 
Josiah T. Walls Building • 515 North Main Street, Suite 300 • Gainesville, FL 32601
Exciting News...
The Alachua County Democratic Party Office has Reopened!!!
Stop by and pick up a yard sign!

901 NW 8th Ave, 12:00-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Call us at: (352) 373-1730

Help us Elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris along with all Democrats Down the Ballot!

We are Looking for Volunteers Who Would Like To:
Poll Greeter to Pass Out Ballot Slips
Early Voting
 (Oct. 19-Oct. 31)
Poll Greeting Election Day
(November 3)
Poll Watcher Inside Precinct
(November 3)
Phone Banking from Home
Send Text Messages
Drop Literature Door to Door

Please email, listing your selection(s). Provide name, email address, and cell phone.
 Ride in a Ridin’ with Biden Caravan
Go Dems!


Upcoming Events

Ways to Get Involved - Opportunities from the Supervisor of Elections

National Voter Registration Day

September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University of Florida Campus

Sign up here!

Voter Registration Event

September 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Savannah 1 Apartments (316 SW 62nd Blvd.)

Sign up here! 

Neighborhood Walk with Faith Mission

September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Precinct 33 (Highland Court Manor Neighborhood, Northeast Gainesville)

Sign up here!

Make Calls to Get Out the Vote in Gainesville!

Sign up today! You’ll get a link to join your "Get Out the Vote" virtual phone bank on the day of the event.

To elect Joe Biden and Democrats up and down the ticket on November 3rd, we have to organize our community to get out and vote! We will be hosting a virtual phone bank to call on our neighbors and friends to get involved. 

Making calls is an easy way to take action from home. Whether it’s your first time making calls or you’re a veteran phone banker, we need your help! Together, we can win this election on November 3rd.

The link to sign up is
For questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Joshua Hanson at

Blue Wave Car Caravan
September 26

Rally for any and all Blue candidates at 10:45 on September 26 at the Oaks Mall, SE parking lot area. We should be done by 11:30. Click here for a file of signs you can print out and tape to your car (car signs). Print two copies to do both sides and the back. Tape all four edges with masking tape so they don’t blow off. Instructions and the route will be distributed at the rally. We need to make the Democratic campaigns visible. All Democratic campaigns welcome!

A Dose of Joe

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joe Biden delivered remarks on the passing of Justice Ginsburg. In his remarks, Biden underscored the need for the President inaugurated in January to nominate Justice Ginsburg’s successor and powerfully reinforced the importance of who is on the Supreme Court - because of their impact on the lives of American families. You can watch his speech HERE.

September 20th, Senator Kamala Harris penned an
op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times and El Nuevo Día in honor of  the anniversary of Hurricane Maria devastating Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. In solidarity with Puerto Ricans both in Puerto Rico and the United States, Senator Harris remembers the 2,975 people who died during the disaster and honors the survivors’ uniquely human resilience in the face of hard times.

Yesterday, on the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Biden for President announced a new bilingual ad, “
Prohibido Olvidar (watch in Spanish here),” playing homage to the survivors of Hurricane Maria, and the strength of the people of Puerto Rico. 

The campaign aired two new national ads, “
Homeschool” and “Moving Again,” during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards that feature a mother from Wisconsin and highlights how Donald Trump’s failed leadership during the pandemic has left our schools closed and upended the lives of working families.

Joe's Social Media to Amplify

@JoeBiden: Honor and decency are on the ballot this November.


@JoeBiden: It was my honor to preside over Justice Ginsburg’s confirmation hearings, and to support her accession to the Supreme Court. Her opinions, and her dissents, will shape the basis of our law for generations to come — and we’ll be a more just and equal nation because of it.


@JoeBiden: The Supreme Court is on the ballot. And the outcome will impact everything from health care to civil rights — affecting generations to come. Vote. Our future depends on it.

Important Resources & Numbers

  • Vote by Mail Information

  • Florida Online Voter Registration

  • (833) 868-3352 - Voter Assistance Hotline

  • Alachua County Democratic Party Headquarters | 352.373.1730

  • Florida Democratic Party Voter Protection Hotline | 833.VOTE.FLA

  • Alachua County Supervisor of Elections | 352.374.5252 (Spanish: 833.803.0613)

    • Email:

Check out my op-ed in the Gainesville Sun! Click the button below:
Make a Plan to Vote!

Key Dates to Prepare for November 3

Monday, September 28: Vote By Mail Ballots drop in Alachua County


Monday, October 5: Last day to Register to Vote!
Register Online:

Early Voting, October 19-October 31,
9am-6pm, at six voting sites:

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office

Branch Libraries at Tower or Millhopper Roads

Legacy Park Multipurpose Center

Orange Heights Baptist Church

Reitz Union (Career Connection Center)


Saturday, October 24: Last day to request Vote by Mail Ballot to be mailed


General Election 7am-7pm November 3rd
VBM Ballots due by 7pm

Thank you for reading! GO DEMOCRATS!
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