A Central Florida woman apparently upset because she was turned away from casting her ballot was kicked out of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office Tuesday night after a confrontation.
Local 6 was there when the woman became upset as she was turned away at the Supervisor of Elections on West Kaley Street office while trying to vote just before 7 p.m. The woman said she she was told she had to vote in person at her precinct but wasn't sure where it was and thought she could come to the office.
Voting wasn't allowed at supervisor of elections office on Tuesday because it's not a precinct. The woman became upset when she was told this and a confrontation ensued inside the election office. She was escorted out by security.
Video captured a security officer holding the woman's arms, pushing her out of door.
"He wants to take me to jail. Get off of me!" the woman yells in the video. "He's pushing on me as I'm trying to vote and Mr. Cowles said I should go to my polling place."
The woman said her precinct has changed quite a bit in the past few years and she wasn't sure where she was supposed to vote. The woman also said the security guard bruised her arm and told her he would take her to jail. She continued to try and get into the office but wasn't allowed in.
According to a memorandum sent out by the Florida Department of State, voters, "must return their absentee ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. Merely being in line to pick up an absentee ballot or in line to return an absentee ballot at 7 p.m. today will mean that your vote will not count."
The memorandum states voters can return to their properly assigned precinct to vote and if you are in line to vote at 7 p.m. at your precinct, you will be entitled to vote.