Registered Voters as of November 17th: Total 801,287 - Dem. 338,357 - Rep. 216,444 - Other 03,812 - NPA 242,674


Persons with Disabilities

Assistance with Voting

If you need help to vote due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, you have options.

  • You can vote on a touch screen or other accessible marking device at the polls.
  • You can also receive personal assistance in voting whether you are voting by mail or at the polls during the early voting period or on Election Day. You do not have to disclose the nature or extent of your disability. You can choose anyone to help you. However, it cannot be your employer or an agency of your employer or an officer or agency of your union.
  • If you go to the polls, and you have no one to help you, you can have two poll workers of the Election Board to assist you. See section 101.051, Florida Statutes. If your voter registration record does not already contain a notation that you would like help when voting at the polls, you will have to fill out a declaration saying you need help. The clerk at the polling place can help you fill out the form. In addition, the person you choose to help you will have to fill out a declaration (unless that person is election staff) saying he or she will provide help.
  • If you are in an assisted living facility or a nursing home facility, you can receive a vote-by-mail ballot there, or you may participate in supervised voting if made available per section 101.655, Florida Statutes.

Polling Place Accessibility

Federal and state laws require that all polling places are accessible for voting. (Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. s. 1973) and section 101.715, Florida Statutes.

Voting Systems

Each polling place and early voting center will also have a touch screen tabulator for voters with disabilities.  Voting on a touch screen allows you to vote with minimal or no assistance and in secret. A touch screen machine is disability accessible compliant voting equipment required by federal law (the Help America Vote Act) to be in each polling place. See section 101.56062, Florida Statutes. 

 

 

Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Street Address: 119 West Kaley Street Orlando, FL 32806

Mailing Address: PO BOX 562001 Orlando, FL 32856-2001

Office: 407-836-2070    Fax: 407-254-6596    TDD:407-422-4833

Florida has a very broad public records law. As a result, any written communication created or received by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office will be made available to the public and media, upon request, unless otherwise exempt. Under Florida law, F.S. 668.6076, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this office. Instead, contact our office by phone or in writing.