PUBLIC INSPECTION OF VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS FOR THE MARCH 12, 2019 UNIFORM MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are open to the public and will be conducted at the Supervisor of Elections Service Center, located at 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.
The sealed Vote by Mail ballots received prior to Monday, February 25, for the March 12, 2019 Uniform Municipal Elections, will be available for public inspection from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, at the Supervisor of Elections Service Center, 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Immediately afterwards, the Supervisor of Elections staff will commence the opening and processing of those Vote by Mail ballots. However, those ballots will not be tabulated. Any person wishing to inspect any unopened Vote by Mail ballots must make a timely request to do so, and be readily available to promptly make such an inspection.
NOTE: Section 101.68(c) 2 Florida Statutes Canvassing of vote-by-mail ballot. If any elector or candidate present believes that a vote-by-mail ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter’s certificate or the vote-by-mail affidavit, 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 or vote-by mail affidavit may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.
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, 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. It shall be the responsibility of any person needing such a record to arrange for and obtain such a verbatim record at his/her own cost and expense.
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 these meetings, then not later than two business days prior to the pertinent meeting or meetings, he or she should contact the Supervisor of Elections at 561-656-6200.
Please be advised that you are entering a building which is equipped with security cameras which will record your activities while visiting. Entry into this building constitutes your agreement to be so recorded.
Wendy Sartory Link
Supervisor of Elections
Palm Beach County, Florida
240 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415