100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment #UFCelebrate2020

I’m Alachua County Supervisor of
Elections Kim Barton I’m University of Florida President
Kent Fuchs We want to encourage you to vote during
this very special election year. 2020 is a presidential election year
AND the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women
the right to vote. It took women years of struggle to
win that right, and it wasn’t over. Women and men of all races weren’t guaranteed
the right to vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. If you’re a registered voter, you
can honor that history, be a part of our Democracy and choose our political leaders by casting
your ballot starting Friday, including here at the Reitz Union. Friday is the first day of early voting
in our presidential preference primary election and City of Gainesville regular election,
and early voting will continue every day through Saturday, March 14. The Reitz Union is one of six early voting
locations open to all Alachua County voters from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day through March
14. The City of Gainesville regular election is
open to all voters who live in Gainesville’s city limits, and everyone registered with
Democratic or Republican parties will have party contests on their ballots. Nearly 8,000 people voted here in the
Reitz Union in the 2018 General Election, and I hope you’ll help us top that number. But if you miss out on early voting,
don’t worry: You can vote on Election Day, March 17, at your assigned polling place. Both UF and Gainesville will honor
the centennial anniversary of the 19th amendment with events throughout the year, and we encourage
you to take part in those events. In the meantime, please exercise your right
to vote in the upcoming presidential primary and throughout this election year! Go Gators, go vote!

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