Public Inspection of Vote by Mail Materials
Per F.S. 101.572(2), a candidate, a political party official, or a political committee, or an authorized designee can inspect Vote by Mail materials upon request.
Inspection periods will be determined by the Supervisor of Elections Office. Qualified individuals who wish to inspect Vote by Mail materials must make a request in writing. Candidates, political party officials or political committees have the opportunity to request one appointment per election. Please click Request for Public Inspection of Vote by Mail Materials to download the form. We must receive your written request no later than 48 hours prior to your requested appointment. You can submit the form by email to the candidate coordinator at [email protected], in person, or mail to the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections at 2509 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34744.
When completing the form, the requestor must specify the Vote by Mail materials and specific date they wish to review. The elections office will then provide the requestor a list of batches from the requested date. At this time, the requestor will choose the batch they want to inspect and will immediately inform the candidate coordinator. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The Elections office will have the materials requested for inspection ready on the assigned date and time.
Only one inspector will be allowed in the room at a time. Inspection periods will not be extended past their scheduled end times. Inspectors may not physically handle Vote by Mail ballot envelopes, ballots, or any other election materials. Voter signatures may not be copied, video-recorded, or photographed.
If the inspector reviewing signatures wants to challenge a specific Vote by Mail envelope, he/she must do so by completing a Challenge Form for each voter at the time of inspection. The Challenge form will be turned in to the Canvassing Board for review.