Some Voters Turned Away
Only residents who live within the city limits of Gainesville could participate.
Gail Fanuelsen, Gainesville resident, said, "I came all the way out here today. I have a Gainesville address and I've been turned away."
Alachua County Supervisor of elections Pam Carpenter said her office has gotten loads of calls about county residents wanting to vote in a city election.
"They see on their address that its Gainesville, Florida and they're making an assumption that they live in the city and we're having to explain to them that they're not in the city limits and they're not eligible to vote in this election," Carpenter said.
Still, even with county residents excluded, voters broke a record this year with a massive turnout during early voting last week.
"The highest average they had was right around 500. So it was four times what they've ever had before," Carpenter said.
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