Media Release

T.S. Fay Update #16 Early Voting and Trash Collection Suspended

Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:00 AM
6:09 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Due to the closing of Alachua County government buildings and the Libraries, Early Voting has been suspended for Friday, August 22, 2008 at all three locations.
Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter will be in contact with County and Emergency Operations Center staff regarding the possibility of resuming Early Voting on Saturday, August 23, 2008.  Please view the Supervisor's website at for updates on Early Voting status.
The Elections Canvassing Board Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, August 22, 2008 has been cancelled.  The Elections Canvassing Board will resume its meeting on Monday, August 25, 2008.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 or view the Supervisor's website at
Solid waste and recycling curbside collection services for Friday, August 22, 2008 will be postponed at least one day due to forecasted weather conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Fay.  Curbside garbage and recycling pick up regularly scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2008 will be postponed at least until Saturday, August 23, 2008.  
The Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station will be open for our regular hours of operation;  Weekdays 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - noon.
The five County Rural Collection Centers will also remain open for their regularly scheduled hours of operation, closed on Thursday, open Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday.
These schedules are subject to change due to impending weather conditions.
Alachua County's 311 information line remains open for rumor control and up-to-date information on Tropical Storm Fay.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).