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. 

303 John Knox Barker Center 130 Southlake Drive Orange City, FL  32763
309 Orange City Library Dickinson Hall 148 Albertus Way Orange 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.  All municipal elections are non-partisan.  City council seats are designated as Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and an at-large council seat.  Each of the seats is for a 4-year term of office.  There are no term limits.

To run for any office, you must be a registered voter and a resident of Orange City for at least one year before the day you qualify for office.  Also, if running for a district seat, you must reside in your district.  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, only 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 1 Council Member Bill O’Connor (term ends 2020)
District 2 Council Member Jeff Allebach (term ends 2020)
District 3 Council Member Jim Mahoney (term ends 2020)
District 4 Council Member Anthony J. Pupello (term ends 2018)
District 5 Council Member Evelyn Robinson (term ends 2018)
At-Large Council Member O. William (Bill) Crippen (term ends 2018)

Logic & Accuracy Tests – Per 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.

Canvassing Board – according 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 more information 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 crucial that you contact the City Clerk’s office to obtain information about the specific requirements for filing before you open a campaign account and accept contributions.

Once a candidate opens 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.  Each candidate shall pay a state qualifying fee of $100 for council members and $120 for the Mayor when qualifying to run for office.

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 regular 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.  (Charter, Section 4.06).

Voter Information:

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

Early Voting:  Contact the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections at (386)736-5930, or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Early Voting Hours and Locations website page.

Poll watchers – 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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