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Eligible Alachua County Voters Can Use OmniBallot, an Accessible At-Home Vote-By-Mail Option

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Starting with the 2022 Primary Election, the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office will offer eligible voters the opportunity to use OmniBallot, an accessible, at-home vote-by-mail option. OmniBallot is a secure voting option that allows voters with disabilities to access, mark, and print their ballots from home, using their home computers. 

Previously, voters who could not see, hold, or mark a paper mail ballot could not vote by mail independently and privately. 

Here are some important facts about OmniBallot:

  • OmniBallot is not an online voting system. OmniBallot offers a more secure and accessible method of transmitting ballots for eligible voters who cannot vote at the polls or on a conventional paper mail ballot, due to geography or disabilities. 
  • OmniBallot is certified in every state requiring formal state certification and meets NIST Cybersecurity Framework guidelines, which are reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and over 100 cybersecurity researchers.
  • OmniBallot has been reviewed and certified by the Florida Secretary of State.       

OmniBallot was created by the elections technology company Democracy Live. Democracy Live was founded in 2007 and currently operates in 26 states. The company has been awarded funding by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Elections Assistance Commission to assist voters with disabilities.

Watch this video to learn more!

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Here’s how to apply:

Download this form and return it to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office by mail, fax, in person, or by scanning it as an email attachment and sending it to votebymail@alachuacounty.us. Please give us a call at 352-374-5252 or email votebymail@alachuacounty.us if you have any questions. 

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