Election Information

Overview

2024 Special Election Information

On April 8, 2024, Mayor Buddy Dyer called for a Special Election on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 for District 5 Interim City Commissioner, to fill the District 5 City Commission seat due to the suspension of Regina I. Hill. The person elected as Interim Commissioner will begin serving when elected until the criminal case involving Regina I. Hill is resolved or the current term ends.

Election Dates

Qualifying Day for candidates - Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 day)

Early Voting for Special Election - Monday, May 13, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

Special Election Day - Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Early Voting for Run-Off Election, if necessary - Monday, June 10, 2024 - Sunday, June 16, 2024

Run-Off Election Day, if necessary - Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Qualifying Results

Candidate Status
Travaris McCurdy    Qualified    
Cameron Hope Qualified
Shaniqua "Shan" Rose Qualified
Lawanna Gelzer Qualified
Ericka Dunlap Qualified
Tiakeysha Ellison Qualified
Miles Mulrain Jr Qualified
Moliere "Moe" Dimanche   Disqualified
Cocoa King Withdrew
Toni Smith Disqualified
Ricardo Griffin Withdrew

 

Petitions - deadline has passed to submit petitions

  • 627 verified petitions required
  • April 8, 2024, beginning at noon - Candidates may begin filing initial paperwork, including the Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions for Alternative Qualifying Method with the City Clerk's Office
  • April 15, 2024 due by noon - Petitions are due to the City Clerk's Office

Polling Places

Your municipal election polling place may not be the same as where you've voted before because of redistricting changes and because municipal precincts are different from Orange County precincts. Be sure to double-check your correct polling place for this election so you go to the right place the first time.

Find your nearest polling place

You must also bring photo and signature identification. Example of what to bring:
  • Photo identification, with a signature.
  • Florida driver license
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military I.D.
  • You can see more examples of accepted identification at ocfelections.com.

If you need help in reading or marking your ballot, you may bring someone with you, or poll workers are available to assist. Spanish language assistance and ADA-compliant voting equipment are available at all polling places. Learn more on how to vote at ocfelections.com

Voters

After December 31, 2022, all vote-by-mail requests expired. If you would like to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming Municipal Elections or any other elections through the 2024 election cycle, you will have to submit a new vote-by-mail request through the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

The last day to request a vote by mail ballot for the 2024 Special Election is May 9, 2024.

 

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

Public Notices - Elections Only

Notice: Public Test of Vote Tabulating Equipment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Pursuant to F.S. §101.5612(2), the Supervisor of Elections shall have the automatic tabulating equipment publicly tested to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count the votes cast for the Office of Interim District 5 Commissioner for the City of Orlando. Testing of equipment to be used on Election Day, during Early Voting, and to tabulate Vote-by-Mail ballots will be held on the dates and times given below.

Testing will be conducted at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office 119 West Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.

2024 SPECIAL ELECTION FOR INTERIM COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 CITY OF ORLANDO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TEST DATE:

May 2, 2024 at 9 a.m. for the Special Election

June 6, 2024 at 9 a.m. for the Run-Off Election, if necessary

In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be open to the public.

NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if any person with a disability, as defined by the ADA, needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, then not later than two business days prior to the proceeding, he or she should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 407-836-2070.

/s/Stephanie Herdocia

City Clerk

Orlando, Florida

 

NOTIFICACIÓN DE PRUEBA PÚBLICA DEL EQUIPO PARA TABULAR VOTOS

Conforme con la sección 101.5612(2) de los Estatutos del estado de la Florida, la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones hará que el equipo de tabulación automática sea probado públicamente para determinar que el equipo reflejará correctamente los votos emitidos para el cargo de comisionado interino del Distrito 5 para la Ciudad de Orlando. Las pruebas del equipo que se utilizara el día de las elecciones, durante el voto temprano y para tabular las boletas de voto por correo, se llevaran a cabo en las fechas y horas que se indican a continuación.

Las pruebas se realizarán en la oficina del Supervisor del Elecciones del Condado Orange, oficina 119 West Kaley Street Orlando, FL. Invitamos a todos los miembros del público a asistir.

ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES ESPECIALES CIUDAD DE ORLANDO 2024

PARA COMISIONADO INTERINO DEL DISTRITO 5:

Mayo 2, 2024 a las 9 a.m. para la elección especial

Junio 6, 2024 a las 9 a.m. para la elección de segunda vuelta, si fuera necesario

De acuerdo con la Ley “Sunshine” de la Florida, ésta reunión estará abierta al público.

NOTA: La Sección 286.0105 de los Estatutos de Florida, indica que, si una persona decide apelar cualquier decisión de una junta, agencia o comisión con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en una reunión o audiencia, dicha persona necesitará un acta de las deliberaciones, y que, para tal propósito necesita asegurarse de que se haga una transcripción literal de los procedimientos, los cuales incluyen los testimonios y la evidencia sobre los cuales se basa la apelación.

De acuerdo con el Acta de Americanos con Discapacidades, (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), cualquier persona con discapacidad, como define el ADA, que requiera asistencia especial para participar en éste procedimiento, debe contactar a la Oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones al 407-836-2070, a más tardar, dos días hábiles antes del procedimiento.

/s/ Stephanie Herdocia

Secretaria Municipal

Orlando, Florida

Mayor's Memo Calling Special Election Dated April 8, 2024

DATE: April 8, 2024

TO: Jim Gray, District 1 Commissioner

Tony Ortiz, District 2 Commissioner

Robert F. Stuart, District 3 Commissioner

Patty Sheehan, District 4 Commissioner

Bakari F. Burns, District 6 Commissioner

FROM: Mayor Buddy Dyer

RE: Call for Special Election for District 5 Interim Commissioner

Today, pursuant to Chapter 2, Section 1 of the City Charter, I am calling the Special Election for District 5 Interim Commissioner to be conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, which is within the time period required by the City Charter. Staff has confirmed this date with the Supervisor of Elections and obtained the required consent.

At the Special City Council Meeting today at 10:00 a.m., the City Council will be asked to approve a Resolution setting the qualifying period and approval of the contract with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections for this Special Election. The City Clerk’s Office will also provide a Summary Sheet of election and qualifying dates at the meeting. In addition, the City Council will be asked to appoint Commissioner Robert F. Stuart and Commissioner Patty Sheehan as Canvassing Board members for this Special Election.

Mayor's Proclamation - 2024 City of Orlando Special Municipal Election

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION

2024 CITY OF ORLANDO SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

FOR DISTRICT 5 INTERIM CITY COMMISSIONER

 

WHEREAS, On April 1, 2024, Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, issued Executive Order 24-63, suspending District 5 City Commissioner for the City of Orlando, Regina I. Hill, pursuant to Article IV, section 7(c) of the Florida Constitution and Section 112.51, Florida Statutes, due to criminal charges brought against her.

WHEREAS, on April 8, 2024, under the Laws of the State of Florida, the Charter and the Code of the City of Orlando, Florida, I, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando, called a Special Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (if necessary) to elect an Interim Commissioner to temporarily fill the District 5 City of Orlando Commission seat.

WHEREAS, the individual elected for the District 5 City of Orlando Commission seat will begin serving after being elected and will serve until the criminal case involving Regina I. Hill is resolved or until the current term ends.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 240408A01 dated April 8, 2024, the City Council set the Qualifying Day for the May 21, 2024 Special Municipal Election from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 (1 day).

WHEREAS, the City Council Resolution dated April 8, 2024, announced that for any candidate seeking to have the qualifying fee waived pursuant to Section 21.07-1 of the Orlando City Code, signed petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk before noon on Monday, April 15, 2024, for the office sought along with payment to the City of Orlando for verification of signatures, in addition to satisfying other qualification requirements.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of Orlando, hereby do proclaim on this date that the 2024 Special Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (if necessary) and that this proclamation shall be published in a newspaper in the City twice prior to said Special Municipal Election.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto have set my hand and caused the Seal of the

City of Orlando to be affixed this 8 day of April, 2024.

/s/ Buddy Dyer

BUDDY DYER, MAYOR-COMMISSIONER


ATTEST

/s/ Stephanie Herdocia

STEPHANIE HERDOCIA, CITY CLERK


PROCLAMACIÓN DEL ALCALDE

ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES ESPECIALES CIUDAD DE ORLANDO 2024

PARA COMISIONADO INTERINO DEL DISTRITO 5

 

CONSIDERANDO QUE, el lunes 1 de abril de 2024, el gobernador del estado de la Florida, Ron DeSantis, emitió orden executiva 24-63, suspendiendo a Regina I. Hill, comisionada del Distrito 5 de la Ciudad de Orlando. Según el Articulo IV, sección 7(c) de la Constitución del estado de la Florida y sección 112.51, de los Estatutos del estado de la Florida, debido a los cargos criminales contra ella. 

CONSIDERANDO QUE, el lunes 8 de abril de 2024, bajo las leyes del estado de la Florida, los Estatutos y el Código de la Ciudad de Orlando, Florida, yo, Buddy Dyer, alcalde de la Ciudad de Orlando convoco una Elección Municipal Especial que se llevara a cabo el martes 21 de mayo de 2024, con una elección de segunda vuelta el martes 18 de junio de 2024 (si fuera necesario) para elegir un Comisionado Interino para ocupar temporalmente el puesto en la Comisión de la Ciudad de Orlando del Distrito 5.

CONSIDERANDO QUE, el individuo elegido para el Distrito 5 de la Ciudad de Orlando comenzará a servir después de ser elegido y servirá hasta que se resuelva el caso criminal que involucra a Regina I. Hill o hasta que finalice el mandato actual.

CONSIDERANDO QUE, conforme con la Resolución 240408A01 con fecha 8 de abril de 2024, el Concejo Municipal estableció el día de calificación para la Elección Municipal Especial del 21 de mayo de 2024 iniciando a las 08:00 hasta las 17:00 el martes 16 de abril de 2024 (1 día).

CONSIDERANDO QUE, la Resolución del Concejo Municipal con fecha del 08 de abril de 2024 anunció que los candidatos que busquen la exención de la tarifa de calificación conforme a la Sección 21.07-1 del Código Municipal de Orlando deben enviar las peticiones firmadas a la Secretaría Municipal antes del mediodía del lunes 15 de abril de 2024 por el puesto solicitado, junto con el pago a la Ciudad de Orlando para la verificación de firmas, además de cumplir otros requisitos de calificación.

POR LO TANTO, Yo, Buddy Dyer, alcalde de la Ciudad de Orlando, proclamo en esta fecha que la Elección Municipal Especial 2024 se llevará a cabo el martes 21 de mayo de 2024, con una elección de segunda vuelta el martes 18 de junio de 2024 (si fuera necesario) y que esta proclamación debe ser publicada en un diario de la ciudad dos veces previos a dicha Elección Municipal Especial.

EN FE DE LO CUAL, suscribo la presente y fijo el sello de la Ciudad de Orlando este día 8 de abril de 2024.


/s/ Buddy Dyer

BUDDY DYER, ALCALDE-COMISIONADO


ATESTIGUA

/s/ Stephanie Herdocia

STEPHANIE HERDOCIA, SECRETARIA DE LA CIUDAD

Notice: Vote By Mail requests expired

After December 31, 2022, all vote-by-mail requests expired. If you would like to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming Municipal Elections or any other elections through the 2024 election cycle, you will have to submit a new vote-by-mail request through the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

Notice: 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.

Notice: Information Provided is a Quick Reference Only

Information provided on City of Orlando websites are intended as quick reference guided 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/elections

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.

 

Voter Services

Visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website to:

After December 31, 2022, all vote-by-mail requests expired. If you would like to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming Municipal Elections or any other elections through the 2024 election cycle, you will have to submit a new vote-by-mail request through the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

 

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.

 

Election Calendar of Reporting Dates

Campaign Treasurer Reports (DS-DE 12, DS-DE 13, DS-DE 14)

Reports

Cover Period

Report Type

Due Date

04/08/24 - 04/19/24

G1 Friday, 04/26/24
 04/20/24 - 05/03/24  G2 Friday, 05/10/24 
 05/04/24 - 05/16/24  G3  Friday, 05/17/24  

Run-Off Reports

Cover Period

Report Type

Due Date

05/17/24 - 05/31/24

R1

Friday, 06/07/24

06/01/24 - 06/13/24

R2

Friday, 06/14/24

 

Termination Reports

Cover Period

Report Type

Due Date

04/16/24 - 07/15/24

TRQ

07/15/24*

Last reported date to TRU report date

TRU

90 days after becoming unopposed

Last reported date to TRW report date

TRW

90 days after withdrawing

05/17/24 - 08/19/24

TRG

08/19/24**

06/14/24 - 09/16/24

TRR

09/16/2024***

 

  *90 days from end of qualifying (candidate unopposed at end of qualifying period)

 **90 days from election (all candidates, unless in run-off election)

***90 days from run-off (if necessary)

Canvassing Board

City of Orlando Canvassing Board Members

Stephanie Herdocia, City Clerk

Commissioner Robert F. Stuart, District 3

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Agendas and Minutes

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 Timeline

Dates below are subject to change, please check back for any updates to the timeline.

Special Notice

Dates and times are subject to change; updates/additions will be posted to this site as they become available.

Date

Task

Prior to:

  • opening a campaign account,
  • accepting contributions or making expenditures,
  • filing Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions

Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates – Form DS-DE 9

Within 10 days of filing Form DS-DE 9

Statement of Candidate – Form DS-DE 84

April 8, 2024

Mayor's call for a Special Election for Interim Commissioner

April 8, 2024

Special City Council Meeting

April 8, 2024

Candidates may begin filing Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions (12PM Noon)

April 9, 2024

Proclamation Advertised 1 of 2

April 11, 2024

Proclamation Advertised 2 of 2

April 15, 2024

Alternative Method Petitions Due by 12PM Noon in the City Clerk's Office

April 16, 2024

Qualifying Day - 8AM-5PM (1 day)

April 18, 2024

Order Ballots

April 18, 2024

UOCAVA Ballots mailed

April 19, 2024

Domestic Vote-By-Mail Ballots mailed for Special Election

April 22, 2024

Book Closing

April 26, 2024

Campaign Finance Report (G1) Due by 11:59PM

April 29, 2024

Poll Watchers Designations – Form DS-DE 125 due by 12PM Noon for Early Voting site (optional)

May 1, 2024

Sample Ballot Postcards mailed for Special Election

May 2, 2024

City of Orlando Canvassing Board Organizational Meeting and Public Test of Voter Tabulation Equipment for Special Election (9AM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 2024

Signature Verification Observation for Special Election (10AM-12PM Noon) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 7, 2024

Poll Watchers Designations – Form DS-DE 125 due by 12PM Noon for Election Day sites (optional)

May 9, 2024

Last day for Vote-By-Mail Ballots to be requested to be mailed for Special Election

May 10, 2024

Campaign Finance Report (G2) Due by 11:59PM

May 11, 2024

Last day for SOE to mail Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Special Election

May 13, 2024

Early Voting begins (Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-3PM, Sunday 11AM-3PM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 16, 2024

Last day for candidates to accept campaign contributions

May 17, 2024

Campaign Finance Report (G3) Due by 11:59PM

May 19, 2024

Last day for Early Voting @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 21, 2024

Special Election Day - Interim Commissioner District 5

May 21, 2024

Public Viewing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots - (8AM-9AM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 21, 2024

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes - (9AM and 6PM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

May 24, 2024

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes to certify the May 21, 2024 Special Election and conduct a Post-Election Audit - (9AM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

2024 Special Run-Off Election, if necessary for Interim Commissioner District 5

May 20, 2024

Book Closing for Run-Off Election

May 28, 2024

Order Ballots for Run-Off Election

May 29, 2024

UOCAVA Ballots mailed for Run-Off Election

May 30, 2024

Domestic Vote-By-Mail Ballots mailed for Run-Off Election

June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 2024

Signature Verification Observation for Run-Off Election (10AM-12PM Noon) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 6, 2024

Public Test of Voter Tabulation Equipment for the June 18, 2024, Run-Off Election (9AM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 6, 2024

Last day for Vote-By-Mail Ballots to be requested to be mailed for Run-Off Election

June 7, 2024

Campaign Finance Report (R1) Due by 11:59PM

June 8, 2024

Last day for SOE to mail Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Run-Off Election

June 10, 2024

Early Voting begins (Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-3PM, Sunday 11AM-3PM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 13, 2024

Last day for candidates to accept campaign contributions

June 14, 2024

Campaign Finance Report (R2) Due by 11:59PM

June 16, 2024

Last day for Early Voting @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 18, 2024

Run-Off Election Day - Interim Commissioner District 5, if necessary

June 18, 2024

Public Viewing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots - (8AM-9AM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 18, 2024

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes - (9AM and 6PM) @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

June 21, 2024

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes to certify Run-Off Election and conduct a Post-Election Audit (9AM) - @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

July 15, 2024

Campaign Finance Report Termination (TRQ) Due by 11:59PM

August 19, 2024

Campaign Finance Report Termination (TRG) Due by 11:59PM

September 16, 2024

Campaign Finance Report Termination (TRR) Due by 11:59PM

 

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.com/electionsIf 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

See Orlando City Code Chapter 21, Sections 21.06, 21.07, and 21.07-1 for additional Qualification of Candidates requirements

2024 Interim Commissioner for District 5 Qualifying Details

Qualifying by Petition – 627 verified petitions with valid signatures of District 5 registered electors are required to Qualify by the petition method. A Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions must be on file before collecting petitions. Petitions must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Noon (12 p.m.) on Monday, April 15, 2024, in order for the Orange County Supervisor of Elections to verify the signatures.

Qualifying Fees – $2,288.76 paid with a properly executed check drawn on the candidate's campaign account. The check must be payable to the City of Orlando and signed by the treasurer or a deputy treasurer. (A check signed by a candidate who has not been designated as the treasurer or a deputy treasurer is not valid for qualifying.) On the qualifying check (including a starter check), ensure the face of the check specifies that the check is from the campaign account, even if it is handwritten on the check (e.g., "Campaign Account of John Doe").

Qualifying Status – A Determination of Qualification Letter will be sent to the email on file as soon as a determination is available. Names of individuals who are qualified as candidates will be available on this site.

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. 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. Division of Election forms and publications are available on the Division of Elections’ website at: http://dos.myflorida.com/elections.

Some, but not all of the items you will need, during the qualifying period for the City of Orlando Election are:
  • Public Records Exemption Form
  • Appointment of Campaign Treasurer & Designation of Campaign Depository (DS-DE 9) 
  • Statement of Candidate (DS-DE 84)
  • Candidate Oath (DS-DE 302NP)
  • Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 6)
  • Voter Registration Card OR Certificate from Supervisor of Elections
  • Florida Driver’s License – picture ID
  • 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
  • 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 and signed by the Campaign Treasurer or a Deputy Campaign Treasurer
  • 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.com/electionsIf 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.

Historical Candidates

 Year Race Name Status Winner
 2024 Interim District 5 Travaris McCurdy Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5  Cameron Hope Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Shaniqua "Shan" Rose Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Ericka Dunlap Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Tiakeysha Dunlap Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Miles Mulrain Jr Qualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Moliere "Moe" Dimanche Disqualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Cocoa King Withdrew  
 2024 Interim District 5 Toni Smith Disqualified  
 2024 Interim District 5 Ricardo Griffin Withdrew  
2023 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified  Winner
2023 Mayor Safraaz Alli Not Qualified  
2023 Mayor Moliere "Moe" Dimanche Not Qualified  
2023 Mayor Samuel B. Ings Qualified  
2023 Mayor Gertrude Pierre Withdrew  
2023 Mayor Ky Velez Withdrew  
2023 Mayor Tony Vargas Qualified  
2023 Mayor Steve Dixon Qualified  
2023 District 2 Tony Ortiz Qualified  Winner
2023 District 4 Patty Sheehan  Qualified  Winner
2023 District 4 Katie Koch Qualified  
2023 District 4 Randy Ross Qualified  
2023 District 6 Bakari F. Burns Qualified Winner
2023 District 6 Rufus Hawkins Qualified  
2021 District 1 Jim Gray Qualified Winner
2021 District 1  Sunshine L. Grund Qualified  
2021 District 1 Bill Moore Qualified  
2021 District 3 Robert F. Stuart Qualified Winner
2021 District 3 Samuel Chambers Qualified  
2021 District 3 Nicolette Fariello Springer Qualified  
2021 District 3 Martin "Leigh Shannon" Fugate Not Qualified  
2021 District 5 Regina I. Hill Qualified Winner
2021 District 5 Shaniqua "Shan" Rose Qualified  
2019 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2019 Mayor Samuel B. Ings Qualified  
2019 Mayor Aretha Simons Qualified  
2019 Mayor Shantele Bennett Not Qualified  
2019 Mayor Jentri Casaberry Withdrew  
2019 District 2 Tony Ortiz Qualified Winner
2019 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2019 District 4 Corey DeVogel Withdrew  
2019 District 6 Bakari Burns Qualified Winner
2019 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2019 District 6 Gary Siplin Qualified  
2019 District 6 Vicki-Elaine Felder Withdrew  
2017 District 1 Jim Gray Qualified Winner
2017 District 1 Sunshine Grund Qualified  
2017 District 1 Tom Keen Qualified  
2017 District 3 Robert F. Stuart Qualified Winner
2017 District 3 Asima Azam Qualified  
2017 District 5 Regina I. Hill Qualified Winner
2017 District 5 Jibreel R. Ali Qualified  
2017 District 5 Ericka Dunlap Qualified  
2017 District 5 Sarah A. Elbadri Qualified  
2017 District 5 Betty Gelzer Qualified  
2017 District 5 Cynthia Harris Qualified  
2017 District 5 Ondria James Qualified  
2017 District 5 Darryl B. Sheppard Qualified  
2017 District 5 Stovelleo Stovall Withdrew  
2017 District 5 Latasha Wright Withdrew  
2015 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2015 Mayor Sunshine Linda-Marie Grund Qualified  
2015 Mayor Paul Paulson Qualified  
2015 District 2 Tony Ortiz Qualified Winner
2015 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2015 District 4 Aretha J. Olivarez Qualified  
2015 District 4 Randy Ross Qualified
2015 District 6 Samuel B. Ings Qualified Winner
2015 District 6 Nathan Chambers Qualified  
2015 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2015 District 6 Marcus Robinson Qualified  
2015 District 6 Ka'Juel Washington Qualified  
2014 District 1 Jim Gray Qualified Winner
2014 District 3 Robert F. Stuart Qualified Winner
2014 District 5 Regina I. Hill Qualified Winner
2014 District 5 Cynthia Harris Qualified  
2014 District 5 Edward "Juan" Lynum Qualified  
2014 District 5 Daisy W. Lynum Qualified/Withdrew  
2012 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2012 Mayor Mike Cantone Qualified  
2012 Mayor Phil Diamond Qualified  
2012 Mayor Ken Mulvaney Qualified  
2012 Mayor Linda Grund Not Qualified  
2012 District 1 Jim Gray Qualified Winner
2012 District 1 Randy Ross Qualified  
2012 District 1 Steve Rayle Qualified  
2012 District 1 Chase Smith Qualified  
2012 District 2 Tony Ortiz Qualified Winner
2012 District 2 Vienna Avelares Qualified  
2012 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2012 District 4 Aretha Janine Olivarez Qualified  
2012 District 4 Bruce Eric Shawen Not Qualified  
2012 District 6 Samuel B. Ings Qualified Winner
2012 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2010 District 1 Phil Diamond Qualified Winner
2010 District 3 Robert F. Stuart Qualified Winner
2010 District 3 Larry W. Spade Qualified  
2010 District 5 Daisy W. Lynum Qualified Winner
2010 District 5 James R. Drayton, III Not Qualified  
2010 District 5 Ezell Harris Not Qualified  
2010 District 5 Vibert L. White Not Qualified  
2008 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2008 Mayor Ken Mulvaney Qualified  
2008 Mayor Tim Adams Not Qualified  
2008 Mayor Nick Egoroff Not Qualified  
2008 District 2 Tony Ortiz Qualified Winner
2008 District 2 David Blackwood Qualified  
2008 District 2 Belinda Ortiz Qualified  
2008 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2008 District 6 Samuel B. Ings Qualified Winner
2008 District 6 Marcus Robinson Qualified  
2007 District 6 Samuel B. Ings Qualified Winner
2007 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2006 District 1 Phil Diamond Qualified Winner
2006 District 3 Robert F. Stuart Qualified Winner
2006 District 3 Bob Carr, Jr. Qualified  
2006 District 3 Jeff Horn Qualified  
2006 District 3 John Ruffier Qualified  
2006 District 3 Vicki Vargo Qualified  
2006 District 5 Daisy W. Lynum Qualified Winner
2006 District 5 Betty Gelzer Qualified  
2006 District 6 Samuel B. Ings Qualified Winner
2006 District 6 Mable Butler Qualified  
2006 District 6 Vicki-Elaine Felder Qualified  
2006 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2006 District 6 Marcus Robinson Qualified  
2004 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2004 Mayor Samuel B. Ings Qualified  
2004 Mayor Sharon Leichering Qualified  
2004 Mayor Kenneth A. Mulvaney Qualified  
2004 Mayor Alex Lamour Qualified  
2004 Mayor Time Devine Not Qualified  
2004 Mayor Homer Hartage Withdrew  
2004 District 2 Betty T. Wyman Qualified Winner
2004 District 2 Luis R. Pastrana Qualified  
2004 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2004 District 4 Michael Hart Qualified  
2004 District 4 Tom Langford Qualified  
2004 District 4 Sue Macnamara Qualified  
2004 District 6 Ernest Page Qualified Winner
2004 District 6 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2004 District 6 Marcus Robinson Qualified  
2004 District 6 Dean Luke Withdrew  
2003 Mayor Buddy Dyer Qualified Winner
2003 Mayor Pete Barr Qualified  
2003 Mayor Alex Lamour Qualified  
2003 Mayor Sharon Leichering Qualified  
2003 Mayor Tico Perez Qualified  
2003 Mayor Wayne Rich Qualified  
2003 Mayor Bill Sublette Qualified  
2003 Mayor Derick Wallace Qualified  
2002 District 1 Phil Diamond Qualified Winner
2002 District 1 Don Ammerman Qualified  
2002 District 1 Tom Levine Qualified  
2002 District 3 Vicki Vargo Qualified Winner
2002 District 3 Roger Chapin Qualified  
2002 District 5 Daisy W. Lynum Qualified Winner
2002 District 5 Lawanna Gelzer Qualified  
2002 District 5 Mary Jackson Qualified  
2000 Mayor Glenda E. Hood Qualified Winner
2000 Mayor Bruce Gordy Qualified  
2000 Mayor Tom Levine Qualified  
2000 Mayor Steve Villard Qualified  
2000 District 2 Betty T. Wyman Qualified Winner
2000 District 2 Gilberto Aviles Qualified  
2000 District 2 Belinda Ortiz Qualified  
2000 District 2 Jose Rodriguez Qualified  
2000 District 3 Vicki Vargo Qualified Winner
2000 District 3 Tom Olsen Qualified  
2000 District 3 David E. Rose Qualified  
2000 District 4 Patty Sheehan Qualified Winner
2000 District 4 Bill Bagley Qualified  
2000 District 4 Michael Aldrich Qualified  
2000 District 4 Donna Weaver Barron Qualified  
2000 District 4 David Spain Qualified  
2000 District 6 Ernest Page Qualified Winner
2000 District 6 Arthur Jackson Qualified  

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