2021 Municipal Election

In November, the City of Gainesville will conduct an election to address offices held by the Mayor as well as Council Members and Board of Education Members representing wards/districts 1 and 4 respectively. Qualifying fees will be set in January 2021. The governing body for the City of Gainesville consists of the Mayor and five Council Members. They are elected city-wide to serve four-year terms by majority vote. Visit our City Council page for more information.

Gainesville City School System

The Gainesville City School System has five districts. Board of Education Members is elected by district to serve four-year terms by plurality vote. Visit the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education website for more information.

Nonpartisan Elections

Nonpartisan elections are conducted to fill these seats. The powers and duties of both entities are outlined in the City Charter.