TOWN OF WINDERMERE, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF CANVASSING BOARD MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed absentee ballots received prior to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, for the Town of Windermere’s General Election will be available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the office of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida. Immediately afterwards, those absentee ballots will be opened and processed.
Pursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter’s certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter’s certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the canvassing board will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Election Day, to canvass absentee ballots, to conduct the logic and accuracy test on the absentee ballot tabulating equipment and perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law.
If a recount is necessary, the board will reconvene at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office, 119 West Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida, at 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 16, 2017. If no recount is necessary, the board will reconvene at the same location at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, to canvass precinct returns, to canvass any provisional ballots not otherwise previously processed, certify the election, then conduct the audit in accordance with Chapter 101.591, Florida Statutes and Rule 1SER08-04, F.A.C. and perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law.
In accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law, all meetings will be open to the public.
NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if any person with a disability, as defined by the ADA, needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, then not later than two business days prior to the proceeding, he or she should contact the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office at 407-836-2070.
This notice is to be published on the Town’s website, post on the bulletin board at 614 Main Street, posted at voting precinct in Windermere and the West Orange Times
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