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The City Clerk is the local Elections Official for the City. Regular elections are scheduled on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each year. The Mayor and Council are elected for two-year terms with the Mayor’s and a Council Member seat elected on odd years and the three remaining Council Members’ seats elected on even years. Elections are non-partisan and all seats are at large.

Each candidate seeking the office of Mayor or City Council Member shall be a qualified elector and shall have resided within the incorporated City limits for over one consecutive year immediately prior to the time for qualifying for office with the City Clerk. 

Due to a recent change in Florida law, all vote-by-mail requests expired on 12/31/2022. All registered voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a new request for all elections through the 2024 General Election. Request your vote-by-mail ballot here: voteseminole.gov/vote-by-mail

Last day to register to vote for this election is on October 10, 2023.

Next City Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The City of Oviedo, Florida will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Seats up for election in 2023:

  • Mayor
  • Council Member, Group 1

2023 Qualifying Period: Monday, August 7, 2023 through NOON on Friday, August 11, 2023 during normal business hours in the City Clerk's Office.

Candidate packets are available for pick up beginning March in the City Clerk's Office.

Early Voting will be held at Oviedo City Hall, 400 Alexandria Boulevard, Oviedo, FL and in Sanford, Florida at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

 Election day polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.   Polling locations for this election only are as follows:

 Precinct Numbers 70, 71, 72, 74, and 77 vote at: 
Center Lake Park, 357 Center Lake Ln

Precinct Numbers 73 and 81 vote at: 
Live Oak Community Center, 1901 Live Oak Reserve Blvd

Precinct Numbers 76, 79, and 80 vote at: 
Reformed Theological Seminary, 1231 Reformation Dr

Referendum Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Pursuant to Section 100.342, Florida Statutes, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of Oviedo, Florida that a Referendum Election for the purpose of considering Authorizing an Economic Development Ad Valorem Exemption set forth in one (1) ballot question will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

The ballot title and explanatory statements shall be as follows:

Proposed economic development ad valorem tax exemption authorization for constitutionally allowed purposes

 Shall the City Council of the City of Oviedo be authorized to grant, pursuant to Section 3 of Article VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new fulltime jobs in the City?

_____Yes         For authority to grant exemptions.

_____No         Against authority to grant exemptions.

Oviedo public safety building project; general obligation bonds

The Oviedo Public Safety Building project requires an estimated $46,900,000 to construct.  Voters approved $11,400,000 for the project in 2016.   Shall the City issue additional bonds not exceeding $35,500,000 bearing interest not exceeding maximum legal rates pledging the City’s full faith and credit for up to thirty years from date of issuance, payable from ad valorem taxes on all City taxable property, without limitation as to rate or amount, as provided in Ordinance No. 1735?

_____Yes         For Bonds

_____No          Against Bonds

To Learn More about the Public Safety Building Referendum: CLICK HERE

2023 Canvassing Board Information

Public meeting notice of the Seminole County Canvassing Board for the November 7, 2023, Municipal Election; 1500 East Airport Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773

The Seminole County Canvassing Board is scheduled to meet at the following times and dates:

• October 27 at 10 a.m. for Logic and Accuracy Testing;
• November 3 at 10 a.m. for canvassing of mail ballots
• November 6 at 4 p.m. for canvassing of mail ballots
• November 7 at 4 p.m. for Election Day canvassing and certification of initial results
• November 9 at 5 p.m. for canvassing of provisional ballots, certification of official results and the manual audit criteria
• November 15 at 10 a.m. for the conduct of manual audit.

If the board is required 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 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. Canvassing board members: Judge Buie, Tricia Johnson, Christopher Anderson; alternates: Judge Woodard and Bryanna Bynum; substitute: Minaz Manekia. Pursuant to F.S. 101.572 access to review or inspect ballot materials prior to the commencement of canvassing may be granted only to those authorized. All requests must be submitted in advance to records@voteseminole.gov. Any such request must be made in accordance with the following schedule: October 31 no later than 4 p.m. for November 2 review period 4 p.m.–5 p.m.; November 4 no later than 2 p.m. for November 6 review period 2 p.m.–3 p.m.; November 6 no later than 2 p.m. for November 7 review period 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Requests will be limited to 10 vote-by-mail packets per viewing period for each authorized individual. No cell phones are permitted during review process. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 407.585-VOTE (8683). For additional information regarding this notice, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 407. 585.VOTE (8683). Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal decisions made at these meetings/hearings they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose they need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.