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ALACHUA – The City of Alachua Commission has announced its upcoming election to fill commission terms that are expiring this year.

According to the City Charter, the election falls on the second Tuesday in April, which this year will be on April 10. If needed, a runoff election date is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1.

Seats 4 and 5, currently filled by Orien Hills and Gary Hardacre, respectively, are up for election. Both seats are for a three-year term.  After five consecutive terms, Commissioner Hills has said he will retire from his Seat 4 position. Commissioner Hardacre will run for his second term.

The qualifying period opens at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16 and closes at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23. The qualifying fee is set at $25, and the election assessment fee is set by State Statue at $165.

The Hal Brady Recreation Complex, Plantation Oaks at Turkey Creek and the Cleather Hancock, Sr. Community Center will serve as the polling stations for the April 10 election.