Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Supervising An Election

Have questions about voting in the upcoming election?

Listen in and find answers as Bill Cowles, Orange County's Supervisor of Elections, joins Chief Judge Don Myers to talk about voters, ballots, and elections. From early voting and vote-by-mail to high-speed ballot readers and rejected signatures, together they explore how a Supervisor of Elections keeps the democratic process running smoothly and efficiently during a pandemic.

Time Stamps

  • 1:11 - Becoming Supervisor of Elections
  • 2:56 - Voter registration, elections, and records
  • 5:08 - Election process, early voting, and budgeting
  • 10:04 - Mail-in and in-person voting
  • 17:26 - Voter fraud, election security and the cure process
  • 21:00 - County Canvassing Board
  • 21:38 - Ballot changes and technology
  • 26:24 - Confidential results, early processing, and duplicated ballots
  • 34:16 - Voting safety during COVID-19
Open Ninth
Episode 111

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 38:03



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Bill Cowles

Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Bill Cowles has served as Orange County, Florida’s Supervisor of Elections since 1996.