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 by email at cityclerk@ourorangecity.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
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 cityclerk@orangecity.com for assistance.

301Orange City Elementary (Cafeteria)555 E. University AvenueOrange City, FL
309River Springs Middle School (Gym)900 W Ohio AvenueOrange City, FL

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 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 18, 2020, 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, 03, 2020. (Per
Uniform Election Code and Orange City Charter, Section 4.02).

The current City Council members are:

At-LargeMayor 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 Kelli Marks(term ends 2022)
District 5Council Member Martin Harper(term ends 2022)
At-LargeCouncil 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:
The upcoming election this fall will include Districts 1, 2, 3, and the Mayor seat. 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 2020 General Election will be from June 8, 2020 through June 12, 2020. 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 18, 2020 Primary Election closes July 20,
2020. Voter registration books for the General Election November 3, 2020 closes October 5, 2020. 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 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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