Election Information

Overview

The next City of Orlando election will be held November 2, 2021 for Commissioners in Districts 1, 3, and 5.

If necessary, a run-off election will be held (tentatively) on December 7, 2021. A run-off election would be needed if there are more than two candidates and no candidate receives a majority of the votes. The two top candidates would then face off in a run-off election.

Visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website to verify your voter registration.

If you still have questions, contact the City Clerk's office:

400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407.246.2251
Fax: 407.246.3613
cityclerk@orlando.gov

Public Notices

There are no current notices for 2020.

Election Timelines

The 2021 Election Timeline has not been published. For assistance, contact us via phone or email:

City Clerk's Office
407.246.2251
cityclerk@orlando.gov

Qualifying Information

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

The following documents are required to be provided to the City Clerk during the Qualifying Period for the City of Orlando election.  

  • Appt. of Campaign Treasurer & Designation of Campaign Depository (DS-DE 9) 
  • Statement of Candidate (DS-DE 84)
  • Candidate Oath (DS-DE 25)
  • 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)
  • Requirements for Qualification form with the authorization to verify signed by Candidate

Other Information

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.

Historical Information

We are in the process of providing Historical election information on this site. For immediate assistance, contact us via phone or email:

City Clerk's Office
407.246.2251
cityclerk@orlando.gov

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

Where to Vote

Voter's Registration applications must be completed at any of Florida's mandated sites, any Supervisor of Elections office, by mail, or any outreach location. Visit either of the following to find out how to register or where your polling place is:

Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Florida Division of Elections