Register as a Candidate

Are you interested in running for a City of Orlando government office?

To begin the registration process, you will need to meet the minimum requirements and schedule an orientation session to qualify to run.

In Person

Meet minimum qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

To run for Mayor:

  • Be a resident and registered voter of the City of Orlando, for at least one year prior to the date of qualifying to run for City office.

To run for commissioner:

  • Be a resident and a registered voter of that district in the City of Orlando, for at least one year prior to the date of qualifying to run for City office.

Visit the link below to find out if you live in the city limits and see what district you live in.

Check City Limits

Verify your voter registration status

To verify your voter registration status, visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website.

Verify Your Registration

Schedule an orientation session

As a potential candidate, you must schedule an in-person orientation session with the City Clerk's office by calling 407.246.2251 or emailing cityclerk@orlando.gov.