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Voters With Special Needs

Assistance With Voting

If you need help to vote due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write:

  • You can vote on a touch screen or other accessible marking device at the polls.
  • You can receive personal assistance in voting, whether you are voting by mail or at the polls during early voting 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, an agency of your employer, or an officer or agency of your union.
  • If you go to the polls and have no one to help you, you can have two poll workers assist you. If your voter registration record does not already contain a note 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. The person you choose to help you will also have to fill out a declaration saying they are willing to provide help (unless that person is election staff).
  • 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.

Voting Systems

Each polling place and early voting center will 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 ADA-compliant voting equipment required by federal law to be in each polling place.

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.

Accessible Vote-by-Mail Ballot Program

If you have a visual impairment or disability, you have the option to mark your vote-by-mail ballot via OmniBallot.

OmniBallot is an accessible "web balloting portal" which allows eligible voters to access, mark, and print their ballots at home, on their home devices and printers. OmniBallot is not an online voting system, and has been reviewed and certified by the Florida Secretary of State, as well as reviewed by numerous federal, state, and independent cybersecurity labs.

For more information on participating in this program, call us at 407-836-2070 or email us here.

Statement of Accessibility

(Updated January 13, 2023)

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections, as a duly elected Constitutional Officer designated by Florida law to administer elections and voter registration for Orange County is committed to ensuring the accessibility of its website to people with disabilities.

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with or access to websites by people with disabilities. When websites are correctly developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections has implemented the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Levels A and AA (WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA). Web content produced by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections meets WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA.

If you have any web-accessibility issues with this site, please email [email protected]ov during normal business hours, which are typically Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. We will make our best effort to respond within 24 business hours. Please include the following details in your email:

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