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 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 the Orange City Clerk Office, post offices or libraries, and must be returned to the Volusia County Department of Elections.

Vote by Mail Ballots
Voters who are unable to visit the polls on Election Day may request Vote by Mail ballots from the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections (736-5930), or visit the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website www.volusiaelections.gov.

Orange City Districts & Voting Precinct Information:
The City of Orange City is divided into five City Districts.  To locate your voting precinct, please utilize the Volusia County Voting Precinct Locator.

301 AUniversity High School1000 W. Rhode Island AvenueOrange City, FL 32763
302A, 302B, 303ADickinson Memorial Library Hall148 Albertus WayOrange City, FL 32763
304AOrange City United Methodist Church296 E. University AvenueOrange City, FL 32763
305AJohn Knox Village Barker Center130 Southlake DriveOrange City, FL 32763

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 designated as Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and two at large, with one being the Mayor’s 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, 229 E. Graves Ave.

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 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, 08, 2022.  (Per

Uniform Election Code and Orange City Charter, Section 4.02).

The current City Council members are:

At-LargeMayor Gary A. Blair(term ends 2024)
District 1Council Member Bill O’Connor(term ends 2024)
District 2Council Member Frances Darms(term ends 2026)
District 3Council Member Alex Tiamson(term ends 2024)
District 4Council Member Kelli Marks(term ends 2022)
District 5Council Member Lisa Stafford(term ends 2026)
At-LargeCouncil Member Casandra Jones(term ends 2026)

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.gov.

Running for City Council:
The upcoming election this fall will include Districts 2, 4, 5, and the At-large seat. If you are interested in running for City Council, it is important that you contact the City Clerk’s office at 386-775-5403 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, they 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 2022 General Election will be from 12:00 p.m. June 13, 2022 through 12:00 p.m. June 17, 2022.  Petitions may be filed with the Clerk during normal office hours on any business day (Monday through Friday 8-5) 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 23, 2022 Primary Election closes July 25, 2022. Voter registration books for the General Election November 8, 2022 closes October 11, 2022. 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, volusiaelections.gov.

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.gov.

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

Qualifying dates for the 2022 General Election will be from

NOON Monday, June 13, 2022 to NOON Friday, June 17, 2022.

A Primary Election will be held on August 23, 2022 in the event more than two candidates qualify for one office.

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

PURSUANT TO CITY OF ORANGE CITY ORDINANCE NO. 599, CANDIDATES FOR CITY ELECTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO FILE CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORTS WITH THE VOLUSIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS. REPORTS CAN BE REVIEWED ONLINE BY CLICKING  THE FOLLOWING LINK

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