Election Information

Overview

The next City of Orlando General Election for Mayor and Commissioner Districts 2, 4 and 6 will take place on November 7, 2023.

Municipal elections are held in November of each odd numbered year and are nonpartisan.

The terms of the office of Mayor and Commissioners are four years and they take office on the second Monday in January immediately following the election. 

If you are interested in running for a City of Orlando office, please visit the Register as a Candidate page for further information.

 

City Clerk's Office
cityclerk@orlando.gov
Phone: 407.246.2251
400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

 

2021 Election

Click here to view the official 2021 Election results for Commissioner Districts 1, 3 and 5.

Candidate Reports

The City of Orlando uses Easy Campaign Finance Portal for the recording and reporting of Campaign Finance Activity.

For more information about county, state or national elections, visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

Canvassing Board

 

Challenging Vote by Mail Ballots

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 101.6104 and Florida Statutes 101.68(2)(c)4, if any elector or candidate present believes that a vote by mail ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter’s certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the canvassing board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter’s certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.

Election Forms

Florida Division of Elections

Common Election Forms

The information provided is intended as a quick reference guide only. Chapters 97 to 106, Florida Statutes, the Constitution of the State of Florida, Division of Elections’ opinions and rules, Attorney General Opinions, the City of Orlando Charter and ordinances, and other sources should be reviewed in their entirety for complete information regarding campaign financing and qualifying. All forms and publications are available on the Division of Elections’ website at: http://dos.myflorida.comIf you are running for office, it is your responsibility to become acquainted with relevant Florida and City election laws that might have a bearing on your campaign or qualification to run for office. 

Qualifying Information

See Orlando City Charter Section 1-1 Requirements for Qualification as a Candidate for Mayor or City Commissioner

The information provided is intended as a quick reference guide only. Chapters 97 to 106, Florida Statutes, the Constitution of the State of Florida, Division of Elections’ opinions and rules, Attorney General Opinions, the City of Orlando Charter and ordinances, and other sources should be reviewed in their entirety for complete information regarding campaign financing and qualifying. All forms and publications are available on the Division of Elections’ website at: http://dos.myflorida.com. If you are running for office, it is your responsibility to become acquainted with relevant Florida and City election laws that might have a bearing on your campaign or qualification to run for office. Some, but not all of the items you will need, during the qualifying period for the City of Orlando Election are:
  • Appt. of Campaign Treasurer & Designation of Campaign Depository (DS-DE 9) 
  • Statement of Candidate (DS-DE 84)
  • Candidate Oath (DS-DE 302NP)
  • Affidavit of Nickname (if applicable)
  • Statement of Financial Interest Form (Form 1)
  • Voter Registration Card OR Certificate from Supervisor of Elections (make 1 copy)
  • Florida Driver’s License – picture ID (make 2 copies)
  • Proof of Residency with the following:
    • Homestead Exemption document OR Residential Property Lease (and contact number for Lessor/Landlord)
    • Utility Bills (12 months which reflect usage of utilities at a level indicating actual residence)
    • Or other documentation that shows intention to be a bona fide resident at their qualifying address: 
    • (make 1 copy of each)
  • Qualifying fee:
    • 3% is due OR
    • Waiver of 2% if qualified by Alternative Method
      • Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions was filed AND
      • Petition Certification from Supervisor of Elections received for required number of Petitions
    • Waiver of 1% if filed Affidavit of Financial Hardship
    • Check from the Campaign account made payable to the City of Orlando (make 1 copy of check)
  • Sworn Statement of Qualification
  • Requirements for Qualification form with the authorization to verify signed by Candidate

Other Information

The information provided is intended as a quick reference guide only. Chapters 97 to 106, Florida Statutes, the Constitution of the State of Florida, Division of Elections’ opinions and rules, Attorney General Opinions, the City of Orlando Charter and ordinances, and other sources should be reviewed in their entirety for complete information regarding campaign financing and qualifying. All forms and publications are available on the Division of Elections’ website at: http://dos.myflorida.comIf you are running for office, it is your responsibility to become acquainted with relevant Florida and City election laws that might have a bearing on your campaign or qualification to run for office. 

Frequently Asked Questions