Elections

Election Information Center

Welcome to the City of Orange City Election Information Center.  This information is intended to familiarize the City Council, candidates, campaign treasurers, and residents with the duties and responsibilities required under Florida’s Election Laws and the City of Orange City Charter.  Elections in Orange City are held in even-numbered years on the date established by the Florida Election Code.  All municipal elections are non-partisan.

The information contained on this website is not all-inclusive.  If you are considering running for office, you must become acquainted with the relevant Florida election laws and the City of Orange City Charter which may have a bearing on your campaign or qualifications to run for office.  You may contact the City Clerk for more information.

Registering to Vote

For information about registering to vote, visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Election’s voter registration page.  You may also check your voter status online.

Voter Registration Applications are available online at RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov, at the Orange City Clerk Office, post offices or libraries, and must be returned to the Volusia County Department of Elections.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots may be obtained by calling the Volusia County of Elections at (386) 254-4690 or by completing their online form.  You may also check your absentee status online by visiting the Elections website. 

Orange City Districts & Voting Precinct Information

The City of Orange City is divided into five City Districts.  To locate your city district, please utilize the City of Orange City District and Voting Precinct Map. 

301Orange City United Methodist Church396 E. University AvenueOrange City, FL  32763
303John Knox Village Barker Center130 Southlake DriveOrange City, FL  32763

General Elections

General Elections in the City of Orange City are held in even-numbered years on the dates established by the Florida Election code.  Municipal elections are non-partisan.  City council seats are designed as Mayor, Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and an at large council seat.  Each of the seats are for a 4-year term of office.  There are no term limits.

In order to run for any office you must be a registered voter and a resident of Orange City for at least one year prior to the day you qualify for office.  A qualifying packet with the required forms is available in the City Clerk Office.

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, if three or more candidates qualify for any one office.  (Per Florida Statutes and Orange City Charter, Section 4.02).

A General Election for all opposed candidates will be held on Tuesday November, 06, 2018.  (Per Uniform Election Code and Orange City Charter, Section 4.02).

 

The current City Council members are:

 

Mayor Gary A. Blair(term ends 2020)
District 1Council Member Bill O’Connor(term ends 2020)
District 2Council Member Jeff Allebach(term ends 2020)
District 3Council Member Jim Mahoney(term ends 2020)
District 4Council Member Anthony J. Pupello(term ends 2018)
District 5Council Member Evelyn Robinson(term ends 2018)
At-LargeCouncil Member O. William (Bill) Crippen(term ends 2018)

 

Logic & Accuracy Tests – In accordance with Section 101.5612 F.S., the Volusia County Department of Elections will conduct public, pre-election tests of the automatic tabulating equipment which will be used for early voting and at the polls for the City’s Primary and General Elections.  For information regarding the specifics of the Logic and Accuracy Tests, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930.

Canvasing Board – pursuant to State law, the Volusia County Canvassing Board will canvass the returns of any City election that is held in coincident with a county, state or federal election.  For information regarding the specifics of the Canvassing Board meetings, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386) 736-5930 or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website at www.volusiaelections.org.

Running for City Council:

The upcoming election this fall will include Districts 4, 5, and the At-large seats. If you are interested in running for City Council, it is important that you contact the City Clerk’s office to obtain information about the specific requirements for filing.

State law has very specific requirements for candidates.  For example, before a candidate can designate a campaign depository (open a campaign account), accept any campaign contributions or make any expenditures, he/she must file an Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository (Form DS-DE 9), an Acknowledgement for Electronic Filing of Campaign Reports, and a Statement of Candidate form (DS-DE 84), indicating that the candidate has read and understands the requirements of Chapter 106, Florida Statutes, with the City Clerk.

Once a candidate has opened a campaign account the Campaign Treasurer will be responsible for reporting all campaign activity according to the campaign reporting schedule.  The Supervisor of Elections office will contact candidates about their log-in information for the Electronic Campaign Filing system.

The City Clerk shall have qualifying forms available for completion by any candidate who wishes to run for office.  All forms and a qualifying fee of $100 for council members and $120 for the Mayor shall be filed by a candidate at the time and on the dates established by the Florida Election Code.

Qualifying dates for the 2018 General Election will be from 12:00 p.m. June 18, 2018 through 12:00 p.m. June 22, 2018.  Petitions may be filed with the Clerk during normal office hours on any business day (Monday through Friday) during the qualifying period.  The Supervisor of Elections will determine the sufficiency of each petition, and the clerk shall notify each candidate of the results thereof.  (Charter, Section 4.06).

Voter Information:

Book Closing:  Voter registration books for the August 28, 2018 Primary Election closes July 30, 2018.  Voter registration books for the General Election November 6, 2018 closes October 9, 2018.  For more specific information regarding Voter Registration and Book Closing, contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386) 736-5930 or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website, www.volusiaelections.org.

Early Voting:  For more information regarding Early Voting hours and Locations, please contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Early Voting Hours and Locations website at www.volusiaelections.org.

Pollwatchers – Please be advised that the last day to register poll watchers is 14 days before early voting begins for the General Election.

Helpful Links

Orange City Charter

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections

State Department of Elections

Candidate Information

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