ELECTION-RELATED LITIGATION PROCEDURES
NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
ORANGE AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES
During regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST), any election-related action filed with the Clerk in either Orange or Osceola County will be assigned to one of the standard circuit civil divisions per standing Administrative Orders governing case assignments. If necessary, the assigned Judge will establish an expedited schedule for further filings and hearings.
During non-business hours on Election Day and on Wednesday morning following Election Day (5:01 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020, through 7:59 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020), any application requesting emergency relief in an election-related case must be e-filed. Simultaneously with e-filing the application requesting emergency relief, Petitioners must contact the Clerk of Court at:
- Orange County: Jodi Hurtado, Civil Manager, at 321-281-7933
- Osceola County: Michelle Shepard, Civil Division Director, at 321-624-9284; if Ms. Shepard is unavailable, then contact Angela McDaniel, Executive Director of Operations, at 407-922-5623
The Florida Supreme Court has authorized both the Orange County Clerk of the Circuit Court and the Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court, to provide electronic viewing to many court records, indexes, and dockets as well as non-confidential document images through their on-line viewing websites which are located at:
- Orange County: https://myeclerk.myorangeclerk.com/Cases/search
- Osceola County: https://courts.osceolaclerk.com/BenchmarkWeb/Home.aspx/Search
Viewing of election-related litigation cases will occur through these systems and access will be governed by the Standards for Access to Electronic Court Records and Access Security Matrix which can be viewed at the following link: http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/court-technology/technol….