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VOTING IN ORANGE COUNTY

 

              You may register to vote if you:
  • Are a US citizen and are at least 18 years old.  (You can pre-register to vote at 16, but cannot actually vote until you turn 18.)
  • Are a resident of Orange County
  • Have not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored.


Bill Cowles has been an integral part of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office since 1989, after serving thirteen years on the staff of the Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was elected as the Orange County Supervisor of Elections in 1996, and has been re-elected since.  Bill supervises the fifth largest county elections office in the State of Florida.

Bill served on the Federal Elections Assistance Commission Board of Advisors from 2007 to 2011. His other professional involvement includes being Past President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, as well as Past President of the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials, and Treasurers.



HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE



By Mail

You may obtain a voter registration application in English or Spanish online. Click Here...


Completed forms should be mailed to: 

    Orange County Supervisor of Elections
    P.O. Box 562001
    Orlando, FL, 32856-2001


In Person

You can apply for or update an existing voter registration at the following locations:

Driver License Offices - Click Here
Public Libraries - Click Here
Center of Independent Living - Click Here
WIC & DCF Offices
Any Elections Office

You may complete and submit your registration in person at:
The Supervisor of Elections
119 W. Kaley Stree
Orlando, FL 32806
Important Things to Know 

New applicants must provide a current and valid driver’s license number or Florida identification card number.  If you do not have either, you will need to provide the last for digets of your Social Security Card.  See or additional options, see instructions on a Florida Voter Registration Form online 
Click Here

Voter information cards are mailed confirming new registrations, voter updates or changes in polling sites. While this mailer provides valuable information, it is not required that you produce it on Election Day to vote. 

Florida is a closed primary state. If you wish to vote in a partisan primary, you must be registered with that particular party affiliation.  All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on issues and non-partisan races.  If you do not designate a party affiliation on your application, you will be registered with no party affiliation.

Voter registration is available year-round, but in order to vote in an upcoming election you must complete the registration process or changes to your registration information no later than 29 days prior to that election.