Ballots, Deadlines, and Security

Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 111

Have questions about voting in the upcoming election?

Listen in and find answers as Bill Cowles, Orange County's Supervisor of Elections, joins Chief Judge Don Myers to talk about voters, ballots, and elections. From early voting and vote-by-mail to high-speed ballot readers and rejected signatures, together they explore how a Supervisor of Elections keeps the democratic process running smoothly and efficiently during a pandemic.

Time Stamps

  • 1:11 - Becoming Supervisor of Elections
  • 2:56 - Voter registration, elections, and records
  • 5:08 - Election process, early voting, and budgeting
  • 10:04 - Mail-in and in-person voting
  • 17:26 - Voter fraud, election security and the cure process
  • 21:00 - County Canvassing Board
  • 21:38 - Ballot changes and technology
  • 26:24 - Confidential results, early processing, and duplicated ballots
  • 34:16 - Voting safety during COVID-19

In this episode

Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Moderator and Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and will start his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections
Bill Cowles

Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Bill Cowles has served as Orange County, Florida’s Supervisor of Elections since 1996.