The County Canvassing Board is made up of the Supervisor of Elections, a County Court Judge (who acts as chair), and a County Commissioner. Two alternate members (a County Court Judge and a County Commissioner) are also appointed. The County Canvassing Board meets at the Supervisor of Elections office to publicly canvass the vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots.
If any member of the County Canvassing Board is unable to serve, is a candidate who has opposition in the election being canvassed, or is an active participant in the campaign or candidacy of any candidate who has opposition in the election being canvassed, such member will be replaced pursuant to Florida Statute 102.141.
The Canvassing Board conducts all business at the Supervisor of Elections office. Public notice of the dates and times of all meetings will be posted on our website.
For more details on County Canvassing Board duties please refer to Florida Election Laws F.S. 102.141.
Orange County Canvassing Board Members
County Judge Jeanette Bigney, Chair
County Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero
Supervisor of Elections, Bill Cowles
Alternate County Judges
Judge Steve Jewett
Judge Brian Duckworth
Alternate County Commissioner
County Commissioner Christine Moore
Canvassing Board Attorneys
Whitney Evers, Assistant County Attorney
Nicholas Shannin, Supervisor of Elections Office Attorney
Jeff Newton, County Attorney
Public Meeting Notices
For past public meeting notices, contact our Records Department.
Public Meeting Agendas
For past public meeting agendas, contact our Records Department.
Public Meeting Minutes
For past public meeting minutes, or minutes attachments, contact our Records Department.
Canvassing Board Ads
Canvassing Board Calendars
Pursuant to F.S. 101.572(2), a candidate, a political party official, or a political committee official, or an authorized designee thereof, shall be granted reasonable access upon request to review or inspect ballot materials before canvassing or tabulation, including voter certificates on vote-by-mail envelopes, cure affidavits, corresponding comparison signatures, duplicate ballots, and corresponding originals.
For access to review or inspect ballot materials from the Supervisor of Elections, the following forms must be completed to fulfill your scheduled observation appointment. Completed forms can be emailed to [email protected] or can be handed into staff at your appointment time.
To schedule your appointment, please follow this link to our WaitWhile appointment scheduler. If your preferred appointment time is taken, please contact our office at [email protected] and we will try to accommodate you.