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We provide several options to make it easier for voters with disabilities to cast a ballot.

Voting In Person with Assistance 

You can bring an assistor with you or request assistance from our poll workers when you arrive to vote in person.

  • You and the assistor will complete and sign a form acknowledging that you requested assistance to vote.
  • The assistor can read the ballot to you, mark your selections on the ballot, and put the ballot in the scanner to be tabulated.

Voting In Person Using an ExpressVote Ballot Marking Device

Our ExpressVote ballot marking devices display your ballot on a screen and allow you to mark your ballot privately and independently, with the help of audio, enlarged text, braille, sip and puff, and other features.

  • When you check in to vote, let our poll worker know that you would like to use the ExpressVote to mark your ballot.
  • The poll worker will give you a blank ExpressVote ballot, and after you make your selections, the ExpressVote ballot with your selections will be printed and provided back to you.
  • Then, you’ll take the ExpressVote ballot and place it in the scanner to be tabulated. This is the same scanner that tabulates all the in-person ballots at that location.

Please watch this video to learn more about ExpressVote.

Voting By Mail Using an Accessible, Electronic OmniBallot

OmniBallot is a remote ballot marking system that allows you to receive and mark your ballot at home on your computer. You must then print the ballot and return it in a signed Vote By Mail envelope that we send to you.

  • As with all voters, you must first request a Vote By Mail ballot to receive one. You can call our office to request an accessible Vote By Mail ballot.

After we receive your request for an accessible Vote By Mail ballot:

  • We will mail you a Vote By Mail packet with a backup paper ballot and a postage-paid return envelope.
  • We will email you instructions and a link to access the remote ballot marking system on your computer.

After marking your ballot on your computer, you’ll see this screen:

OmniBallot Print Screen

  • You must print the ballot, put it in the official return envelope, sign the envelope, and make sure the ballot is received by our office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Vote By Mail ballots can be mailed back to us (no postage necessary) or dropped off at a Secure Ballot Intake Station at Early Vote sites during Early Voting hours, or at one of our four offices when they’re open.

Try this demo to experience how OmniBallot works. Once you're on the demo site, use sample for the first name, voter for the last name, and 1/1/1999 for birthdate. Then select Demo Election

CONTACT



Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main Phone: (813) 744-5900 Toll Free: (888) 297-4362 Email: voter@votehillsborough.gov

Fred B. Karl County Center

601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 272-5850
Fax: (813) 272-7043

Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center

2514 North Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 744-5900
Fax: (813) 744-5843

Northwest Regional Office

4575 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33624
 
 

Southeast Regional Office

10020 South U.S. Hwy. 301
Riverview, FL 33578

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Voter registration applications and other written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections are public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Email addresses are also public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, please do not email us. Instead, contact us by mail or phone, or visit us in person. To request public records, click here. For questions about public records, email publicrecords@votehillsborough.gov or call (813) 744-5900.