Voter Outreach & Education

The goal of the Voter Outreach and Education Department is to provide opportunities for the public to learn about the election process, voter registration and voter’s rights and responsibilities. The best voter is an educated voter and we take great pride in our many new and innovative ways of reaching voters. We have educational programs designed for elementary, middle school and high school.

We also have programs specifically for civic groups and organizations, too! Here are some of the ways YOUR elections office is reaching out to the community:

Student Elections: The Supervisor of Elections office staff would be glad to come to your school and help with Class Officer Elections, Homecoming Court elections, or even hold a mock election on an important issue at your school. We can also hold mock elections for elementary school students on issues like favorite foods, sports and movies, so they can see firsthand the election process.

“Duck for President”: This wonderful book shows elementary school students the importance of voting and how the process works.  There are also lesson plans available, so the students can hold their own election just like Duck!

Uncle Sam: We have our very own Uncle Sam, who is available for events at your school. He will be helping with school elections and presentations and is also a narrator for Duck.  He comes complete with costume and coloring and activity pages for the younger students. He is also a mainstay at voter registration drives.

Sunshine State Young Reader Elections: The Supervisor of Elections Office also hosts the elections for this wonderful program where students in grades Third to Fifth and Sixth to Eighth get to vote for their favorite books.  We will bring our election equipment to your school and help you with the election.  The voting period is from March 22 to April 16. Be sure to call and sign up soon, the election schedule is filling up quickly!

Voter Registration Drives: Did you know that students are eligible to pre-register to vote at age 16?  We will be in the Osceola County schools at various times during the year to hold voter registration drives, so please sign up today to schedule one for your school!

Request a Speaker: Staff from the Supervisor of Elections Office would be happy to visit your classroom or civic group meeting and talk about the election process and also demonstrate the touch screen voting equipment.

Adopt-A-Precinct: This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses, civic groups and organizations to help with the election process.  A group, organization or business would “adopt” a polling location and provide the people to staff that polling location.  The Supervisor of Elections Office will then pay your organization instead of the individual workers.  Your group could make up to $3,000 in an election cycle by working two elections in that polling location. You would need nine to 15 workers, depending on the size of the polling location and the precincts that vote there.

For more information on the programs, please contact Amber Smith, Community Relations Coordinator, at 407.742.6100 or via e-mail at AmberS@voteosceola.com.