The 411 on voting in orange county, florida.
GENERAL ELECTION – November 8, 2022
October 11, 2022
Deadline to Register to Vote
Oct. 24 – Nov. 6, 2022
Early Voting | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
Vote at any of these Early Voting locations in Orange County
November 8, 2022
Election Day | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Find your polling place here.
This is the official site of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections. Here you can:
- Register to vote
- Check or update your voter registration information
- Request a vote-by-mail ballot
- Check your vote-by-mail status
- Find your polling place
- View your sample ballot
How will you vote?
The Supervisor of Elections must receive your ballot by 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 (postmarks do not count). Options for turning in your vote-by-mail ballot are:
- EARLY VOTING – Take your completed, sealed ballot to any early voting location.
- MAIL – Put it in the U.S. Mail AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, no later than Oct. 29 is recommended. Postage is prepaid, so you don’t need to add a stamp.
- DELIVER – You can hand-deliver it to the Orange County Elections office in Orlando.
- NOTE: If you request a vote-by-mail ballot, but then wait until Election Day, you will have to give the poll workers your vote-by-mail ballot and fill out a new one.
Tips for your vote-by-mail ballot:
- Put your ballot inside the provided secrecy sleeve before putting it in the envelope.
- Be sure add your return address, signature, and date to the envelope. Your signature must match the one that is on file. If not, your ballot may not be counted.
- If you include your phone number and/or email address on the envelope, the Supervisor of Elections office can quickly contact you if there is an issue with your signature and allow you to correct it before the election. Otherwise, you will be notified by mail and may run out of time to make a correction.
- You can check the status of your ballot at OrangeCountyVotes.com.
Tips for Voting
- Sample ballots will be mailed to eligible voters on Oct. 5 (except those who requested a vote-by-mail ballot). You can mark your sample ballot and take it with you to use as a guide at the polls. You also can view a sample ballot at OrangeCountyVotes.com.
- Photo and signature ID is required when you vote in person. If you do not have a Florida Driver License, please visit ocfelections.com/how-to-vote to see a list of acceptable forms of identification.
- If you need help reading or marking your ballot, you may bring someone to the polls with
you, or poll workers are available to assist.
- Spanish language assistance and ADA-compliant voting equipment are available at all early voting locations.
- Fill in the oval next to each of your choices with a BLACK ballpoint pen. Usually you can only mark one per section.
- If you make a mistake, ASK FOR A NEW BALLOT. Do not cross out a mistake as your ballot may not be counted.
- In 2018, voters adopted an amendment to the Florida constitution known as “Amendment 4” which restores the right to vote to former felons who meet certain criteria. For details, visit www.ocfelections.gov/former-felons-2018-amendment-4.
Early voting is Oct. 24 – Nov. 6 and all locations are open 8am-8pm.
- You can vote in ANY of the 20 Orange County early voting locations that you choose. View all early voting locations here.
- Early voting locations often have little or no wait.
- The early voting process is just like the general election process: after checking in, you fill
out the ballot provided and feed the ballot into the scanner
The primary election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and all polling locations are open 7am-7pm.
- You can only vote in your ASSIGNED polling place. If you don’t know where that is, you can visit OrangeCountyVotes.com.
- If you request a vote-by-mail ballot, but then wait until Election Day, be sure to take your vote-by-mail ballot with you to your polling place. You will have to trade your vote-by-mail ballot for a new one that you will fill out and scan.
Voters Bill of Rights
Each registered voter in Florida has the right to:
- Vote and have their vote accurately counted.
- Cast a vote if they are in line at the time polls close.
- Ask for and receive assistance in voting.
- Receive up to two replacement ballots if they make a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.
- An explanation if their registration or identity is in question.
- Cast a provisional ballot if their registration or identity is in question.
- Written instruction to use when voting and, upon request, oral instruction in voting from elections officers.
- Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.
- Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and will allow votes to be accurately cast.
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Most of the information on this site related to elections is specific to Orange County, Florida. Others are encouraged to seek guidance from their county’s supervisor of elections.