Central Florida leaders discuss changes, security ahead of 2020 elections

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – Election leaders in Orange and Osceola counties held a briefing Wednesday to discuss law changes and cybersecurity ahead of what’s expected to be a busy election year.

With voters casting their ballots for president in November, elevated turnout is expected at the three elections scheduled for 2020.

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles said voters should be aware of several law changes that went into effect at the beginning of the year.

During early voting and on election day, there will now be a 150-foot no solicitation zone at voting sites.

Also new this year, voters are allowed to take pictures at the voting booth, but those images are restricted to only that voter’s ballot.

One issue that is still tied up the courts is Amendment 4, which was passed in 2018 and surrounds the restoration of the voting rights of felons.

“The question is, what is the process for verifying the information on an individual and that’s got to be answered?” Cowles said.