Election Information

Overview

2021 Election Districts 1, 3, and 5

Election Day Deadline to Register Early Voting

  November 2, 2021 

  7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

                                                            

  October 4, 2021

 

                                                           

  October 25 - 29, 2021

  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  October 30, 2021

  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  October 31, 2021

  11 a.m. - 3 p.m.                 

Early voting will be at the Supervisor of Elections Office only at 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32856.

If necessary, a run-off election will be held 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.

Voters

Visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website to:

Deadline to request vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed: 5:00 p.m. October 23, 2021

Deadline to pick up a vote-by-mail ballots: A voter can pick up their own vote-by-mail ballot at any time once the ballot becomes available, including on November 2, 2021. Visit the Division of Elections for more information.

Deadline to return your vote-by-mail ballot: For your vote to count, your voted, signed vote-by-mail ballot must be received at the Supervisor of Elections’ Office no later than 7 p.m. on November 2, 2021 – postmarks do not count.

If you 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

Signature Verification Dates and Access Information

In accordance with the provisions of an act of assembly known as the election laws of the State of Florida, notice is hereby given that the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office will begin vote-by-mail voter certificate signature comparison on ballots received for the November 2, 2021 City of Orlando Election, beginning Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 10am, and ending at 5pm. Signature comparison times may vary, based on volume. Signature comparison on ballot materials, including cure affidavits, will continue each business day up until election day, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and will be conducted continuously until the first unofficial results are obtained. Interested parties requesting reviewing access, may check in at the Supervisor of Elections office main entrance.

Election Proclamation

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION

2021 CITY OF ORLANDO MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 

WHEREAS, under the Laws of the State of Florida, the Charter and the Code of the City of Orlando, Florida, it is provided that a General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (if necessary) to elect three (3) District Commissioners to be elected from Districts 1, 3 and 5.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution dated May 17, 2021, the City Council set the Qualifying Period for the November 2021 General Municipal Election to begin noon on Monday, September 13, 2021, through noon on Friday, September 17, 2021.

WHEREAS, the City Council Resolution dated May 17, 2021, 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, August 16, 2021, 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 2021 General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with a Run-Off Election on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (if necessary) and that this proclamation shall be published in a newspaper in the City twice during the four months prior to said General Municipal Election.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto have set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Orlando to be affixed this 17 day of May, 2021.

/s/ Buddy Dyer

BUDDY DYER, MAYOR-COMMISSIONER

 

ATTEST

/s/ Stephanie Herdocia

STEPHANIE HERDOCIA, CITY CLERK

 

PROCLAMACIÓN DEL ALCALDE

ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES CIUDAD DE ORLANDO 2021

 

CONSIDERANDO QUE, conforme a las Leyes del Estado de Florida, los Estatutos y el Código Municipal de Orlando, Florida, se provee que una Elección Municipal General se realizará el martes 2 de noviembre de 2021, con una elección de segunda vuelta el martes 7 de diciembre de 2021 (si fuera necesario), para elegir tres (3) comisionados para los distritos 1, 3 y 5.

CONSIDERANDO QUE, conforme con la Resolución con fecha 17 de mayo de 2021, el Concejo Municipal establecerá un periodo de calificación para las Elecciones Municipales Generales de noviembre de 2021 que se iniciará al mediodía del lunes 13 de septiembre de 2021 hasta el mediodía del viernes 17 de septiembre de 2021.

CONSIDERANDO QUE, la Resolución del Concejo Municipal del 17 de mayo de 2021 anunció que cada candidato que busca la exención de la tarifa de calificación conforme a la Sección 21.07-1 del Código Municipal de Orlando debe enviar la petición firmada a la Secretaría Municipal antes del mediodía del lunes 16 de agosto de 2021 por el puesto solicitado, junto con el pago al Municipio de Orlando para la verificación de firmas, además de cumplir otros requisitos de calificación.

POR LO TANTO, Yo, Buddy Dyer, alcalde del Municipio de Orlando, proclamo en esta fecha que la Elección Municipal General 2021 se llevará a cabo el martes 2 de noviembre de 2021, con una segunda vuelta el martes 7 de diciembre de 2021 (si fuera necesario) y que esta proclamación debe ser publicada en un diario de la ciudad dos veces durante los cuatro meses previos a dicha Elección Municipal General.

EN FE DE LO CUAL, suscribo la presente y fijo el sello del Municipio de Orlando este día 17 de mayo de 2021.

/s/ Buddy Dyer

BUDDY DYER, ALCALDE-COMISIONADO

 

ATESTIGUA

/s/ Stephanie Herdocia

STEPHANIE HERDOCIA, SECRETARIA DE LA CIUDAD

Meetings of the City of Orlando Canvassing Board and Canvassing of the Vote-By-Mail Ballots for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election

PUBLIC NOTICE: MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF ORLANDO CANVASSING BOARD AND CANVASSING OF THE VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

City of Orlando Canvassing Board

City Clerk Stephanie Herdocia, Canvassing Board Chair

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Commissioner Bakari F. Burns, District 6

The following meetings of the City of Orlando Canvassing Board are open to the public and will be held at the office of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida.

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 am. Public viewing of sealed vote-by-mail ballots.
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 am. Public viewing of sealed vote-by-mail ballots that were not part of a previous public viewing.*
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Canvassing Board - Canvass vote-by-mail ballots.
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 am. Public viewing of sealed vote-by-mail ballots that were not part of a previous public viewing.* Those who want to view sealed vote-by-mail ballots after this scheduled time, must be present as the ballots are received and must make a request to Supervisor of Elections staff.
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (Election Day). Canvassing Board – Canvass the election, including additional vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots. 
  • Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m.  Canvassing Board – Canvass additional vote-by-mail and provisional ballots (if needed); certify 1st unofficial results, machine recount (if necessary), manual recount following machine recount (if necessary); certify 2nd official results/official results, conduct Post-Election Audit, and perform any other additional duties as needed.

*All public viewing periods will end promptly at the scheduled time and be conducted in accordance with the Canvassing Board’s Public Viewing Process. 

To request vote-by-mail ballots and for signature verification access, contact the Orange County Supervisor of Elections, at 407-836-2070 or visit ocfelections.com.

Pursuant to Section 101.68(2), Florida Statutes, 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 or the vote-by- mail ballot affidavit, 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 they believe the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter’s certificate or the vote-by-mail ballot affidavit may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.

The City of Orlando Canvassing Board will conduct duplication of vote-by-mail ballots received for the November 2, 2021 City of Orlando Election, that cannot be properly read by the voting system’s automatic tabulating equipment, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 101 of the election laws of Florida, on Election Day, November 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., continuously and until the first unofficial results are obtained.

Meetings are conditional and subject to change. If it is necessary for the Board to meet at dates and times not listed, the time, date and location will be posted at the office of the Supervisor of Elections and/or on the Supervisor of Elections website and announced at the conclusion of the preceding meeting. Additionally, each meeting may be continued from time to time as needed to address the matters before the Canvassing Board at such meeting and the Canvassing Board may discuss other issues or address other matters, in addition to those set forth above, to accomplish the functions of the Canvassing Board.  

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, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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, should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 407-836-2070.

 

AVISO PÚBLICO: REUNIONES DE LA JUNTA DE ESCRUTINIO DE LA CIUDAD DE ORLANDO Y ESCRUTINIO DE LAS BOLETAS ELECTORALES ENVIADAS POR CORREO PARA LA ELECCIÓN MUNICIPAL DEL 2 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2021

Junta de Escrutinio de la Ciudad de Orlando

City Clerk Stephanie Herdocia, Canvassing Board Chair

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Commissioner Bakari F. Burns, District 6

Las siguientes reuniones de la Junta de Escrutinio de la Ciudad de Orlando están abiertas al público y se llevarán a cabo en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado Orange, sito en 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida.

  • Jueves 21 de octubre de 2021 de 8:00 a.m. a 9:00 am. Visualización pública de las boletas electorales enviadas por correo selladas.
  • Miércoles 27 de octubre de 2021 de 8:00 a.m. a 9:00 am. Visualización pública de las boletas electorales enviadas por correo selladas que no fueron parte de la previa visualización pública.*
  • Miércoles 27 de octubre de 2021, 11:00 a.m. Junta de Escrutinio - Escrutinio de las boletas electorales enviadas por correo.
  • Martes 2 de noviembre de 2021 de 8:00 a.m. a 9:00 a.m. Visualización pública de las boletas electorales enviadas por correo selladas que no fueron parte de la previa visualización pública.* Quienes desean ver las boletas electorales enviadas por correo selladas después de este tiempo programado, deben estar presentes cuando las boletas son recibidas y deben presentar una solicitud al personal del Supervisor de Elecciones.
  • Martes 2 de noviembre de 2021, 4:00 p.m. (Día de las Elecciones). Junta de Escrutinio – Escrutinio de la elección, incluyendo las boletas electorales enviadas por correo adicionales y las boletas provisionales. 
  • Viernes 5 de noviembre de 2021, 9:00 a.m.  Junta de Escrutinio – Escrutinio adicional de las boletas electorales enviadas por correo adicionales y boletas provisionales (si es necesario); certificar el primer resultado no oficial, recuento electrónico (si es necesario), recuento manual siguiendo al recuento electrónico (si es necesario); certificar el segundo resultado oficial, realizar una auditoria posterior a la elección y realizar otras tareas adicionales si es necesario.

*Todos los periodos de visualización pública terminarán puntualmente en la hora programada y se llevarán a cabo de acuerdo con el proceso de visualización pública de la Junta de Escrutinio. 

Para solicitar boletas electorales enviadas por correo y para acceso de verificación de firma, comuníquese con el Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Orange al 407-836-2070 o visite ocfelections.com.

Conforme con la sección 101.68(2) de los Estatutos de Florida, si un elector o un candidato presente cree que una boleta electoral enviada por correo es ilegal debido a un defecto aparente en el registro del elector o en la declaración jurada del voto por correo, en cualquier momento, antes de que la boleta sea retirada del sobre, debe presentar a la junta de escrutinio su protesta en contra del escrutinio de tal boleta, especificando el precinto electoral, la boleta y la razón por la que cree que la boleta es ilegal. Una impugnación basada en un defecto del registro del elector o en la declaración jurada del voto por correo no será aceptada después que la boleta ha sido retirada del sobre postal.

La Junta de Escrutinio de la Ciudad de Orlando realizará una duplicación de las boletas de voto por correo recibidas para las elecciones de la Ciudad de Orlando del 2 de noviembre de 2021, que no pueden ser leídas correctamente por el equipo de tabulación automático del sistema de votación, de conformidad con los requisitos del Capítulo 101 de las leyes electorales de Florida del día de las elecciones, 2 de noviembre de 2021 a las 4:00 pm, de manera continua, hasta que se obtengan los primeros resultados no oficiales.

Las reuniones son condicionales y están sujetas a cambios. Si es necesario que la Junta se reúna en fechas y horarios no publicados, la hora, fecha y ubicación serán publicados en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones y/o en el sitio web del Supervisor de Elecciones y anunciado al final de la reunión precedente. Además, cada reunión puede, en ocasiones, continuar según sea necesario, para abordar los asuntos ante la Junta de Escrutinio y, la Junta de Escrutinio puede abordar otros asuntos además de los establecidos previamente para cumplir las funciones de la Junta de Escrutinio.  

Conforme con la Ley Sunshine de Florida, estas reuniones están abiertas al público.

NOTA: La sección 286.0105 de los Estatutos de Florida establece que si una persona decide apelar cualquier decision de la junta, agencia o comisión con respecto a algún asunto considerado en una reunión o audiencia, requerirá un registro de los procedimientos y que, para ello, necesitará asegurarse de que se haga un registro literal de los procedimientos, los cuales incluyen el testimonio y evidencia sobre los cuales se basará la apelación.  

Conforme con la Ley para Estadounidenses con Discapacidad (ADA), si alguna persona con una discapacidad, según la definición de ADA, necesita adaptaciones especiales para participar de este proceso, debe comunicarse con la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones al 407-836-2070 a más tardar dos días antes del proceso.

Public Meeting Notice and Public Test of Vote Tabulating Equipment

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

 AND PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT

City of Orlando Canvassing Board

City Clerk Stephanie Herdocia, Canvassing Board Chair

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Commissioner Bakari F. Burns, District 6


The City of Orlando Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The Board is convening for the testing of the voting equipment and ballot tabulating equipment to be used for the November 2, 2021, Municipal Election. The Board will also discuss other matters relating to the November 2, 2021, Municipal Election. 

In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting 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, will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, 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, should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 407-836-2070.

/s/Stephanie Herdocia

City Clerk

Orlando, Florida


NOTIFICACIÓN DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA

 Y PRUEBA PÚBLICA DEL EQUIPO PARA TABULAR VOTOS

Junta de Escrutinio de la Ciudad de Orlando

City Clerk Stephanie Herdocia, Canvassing Board Chair

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Commissioner Bakari F. Burns, District 6


La Junta de Escrutinio del Municipio de Orlando se reunirá en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida a las 10 a.m. el jueves 21 de octubre de 2021.  La Junta se reunirá para examinar el equipo de votación y el equipo de tabulación de las papeletas de voto que se utilizará para la Elección Municipal del 2 de noviembre de 2021.  La Junta también discutirá otros temas relacionados con la Elección Municipal del 2 de noviembre, 2021.

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

 

 

Candidate Reports

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

See candidate information on the Easy Campaign Finance Portal for the 2021 Election

Canvassing Board

Stephanie Herdocia, City Clerk, Canvassing Board Chair

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4

Commissioner Bakari Burns, District 6

 

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

 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

June 4, 2021

Candidates may file Notice of Intent to Collect Petitions (City Code Sec. 21.07-3)

August 16, 2021

Alternative Method Petitions due (prior to noon of the 28th day preceding the first day of the qualifying period) (FS 99.095 (3))

August 25, 2021

Canvassing Board Organizational Meeting – 9:30 a.m. Nona Conference Room

September 13 – September 17, 2021

Qualifying 12:00 Noon September 13 - 12:00 Noon September 17, 2021

October 4, 2021

Book closing (29 days prior to election)

October 11, 2021

Poll Watchers Designation – Form DS-DE 125 due noon for Early Voting sites

October 19, 2021

Poll Watchers Designation – Form DS-DE 125 due noon for Election Day sites

October 21, 2021

Public Viewing of Vote By Mail Ballots – 8:00am – 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL (FS 101.68 (2)(a))

October 21, 2021

Public Test of Voter Tabulation Equipment for the November 2, 2021 Election – 10:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

October 23, 2021

Deadline to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot to be mailed (FS 101.62(2)) no later than 5:00pm

October 25 – October 31, 2021

Early Voting Begins, Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.; Sunday from 11:00am – 3:00pm @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

October 27, 2021

Public Viewing of Vote By Mail Ballots – 8:00am – 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL (FS 101.68 (2)(a))

October 27, 2021

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes – 11:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

October 28, 2021 Last day for candidates to accept campaign contributions 

November 2, 2021

ELECTION DAY – Districts 1, 3 & 5

November 2, 2021

Public Viewing of Vote By Mail Ballots – 8:00am – 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

November 2, 2021

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes – 4:00pm @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

November 5, 2021

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes to certify the November 2, 2021 election and conduct a Post-Election Audit 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

November 19, 2021

Public Test of Voter Tabulation Equipment for the December 7, 2021 Run-Off Election – 10:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

November 29 – December 5, 2021

Early Voting Begins, Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.; Sunday from 11:00am – 3:00pm @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

December 7, 2021

RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY

December 7, 2021

Public Viewing of Vote By Mail Ballots – 8:00am – 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

December 7, 2021

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes – 4:00pm @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

December 10, 2021

City of Orlando Canvassing Board convenes to certify Run-Off Election and conduct a Post-Election Audit – 9:00am @ Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL

January 10, 2022

Candidates take office (2nd Monday in January)

 

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. 

Historical Information

 

If you 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions