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Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections

Election Security, Integrity & Fact Sheet

 
 
 
Our mission at the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Office is to provide a responsive, transparent, and professional approach to conducting elections, inspiring trust and confidence in the accuracy, efficiency, and fairness of elections while promoting the participation of all eligible citizens in the election process.
 
How do we accomplish this mission?  How do we ensure integrity in the elections process?  
Listed below are several key factors that play a vital role in ensuring both
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Transparency: 
  • Openness in Operations: All official canvassing board meetings and activities are open to the public. This includes the Logic and Accuracy Public Test of our voting equipment and system, Vote‐By‐Mail Canvassing, and Post‐election Audit. 
  • Website: Our website offers real‐time voter turnout, early voting wait times, and beginning at 7:00 p.m. you can watch the initial unofficial election results posted to include Early Voting, Vote‐By‐Mail and Election Day polling places with frequent updates.
​Integrity of the Voter Rolls:
  • The Florida Division of Elections checks each voter registration application to verify the applicant’s identity and works with other agencies to identify deceased voters and felons who are ineligible to vote.
  •  Statutory List maintenance/Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)   
  • Voters must show photo and signature identification to vote.
  • Electronic poll books are used in all election day precincts to update a voter’s record in real‐time to flag them as voted. The same works for any voter that votes by mail or votes early during the early voting period and prevents a voter from having the ability to vote twice.
 
   
Melissa Arnold, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections

304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144, Okeechobee, FL, 34972 (Historic Courthouse Building)

PHONE: (863) 763-4014 ● FAX: (863) 763-0152
EMAIL: Elections@voteokeechobee.gov

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