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 by email at email@example.com or call (386) 775-5403 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 post offices or libraries, and must be returned to the Volusia County Department of Elections.
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 contact the City Clerk at 386 775-5403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
To locate where you should vote, use the Volusia County Elections Precinct Locator.
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 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.
The current City Council members are:
|At-Large||Mayor Gary A. Blair||(term ends 2024)|
|District 1||Council Member Bill O’Connor||(term ends 2024)|
|District 2||Vacant||(term ended 2022)|
|District 3||Council Member Alex Tiamson||(term ends 2024)|
|District 4||Council Member Kelli Marks||(term ends 2022)|
|District 5||Council Member Martin Harper||(term ends 2022)|
|At-Large||Council Member O. William (Bill) Crippen||(term ends 2022)|
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:
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.
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 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.