Election Dates

Next election:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to coincide with the Presidential Primary Election.

  • Commissioner - District 1 ~ Qualified Candidates:         
    • Lisa L. Bennett
    • Joseph Richardson
  • Mayor/Commissioner - District 5Unopposed:
    • John Rees 


The information contained herein is based on laws and election requirements for City of Winter Garden elections. Access Florida Statutes Chapter 106.  This page is for INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY and is not intended to constitute everything contained in the City's Charter, Code of Ordinances or Florida Election Laws related to this subject. Therefore, please refer to Article V of the City Charter and Chapter 2, Article V of the Code of Ordinances.


  • Resident of City and District - 1 year
  • Registered Voter in District -  1 year
  • Must not hold any other public office (except Notary Public, United States Military)

At-Large Candidates

Mayor/Commissioner (District 5) - Elected at-large by all registered voters

Election Dates & Terms of Office

Regular City Election -  March 17, 2020 to coincide with the Presidential Primary Election

Terms of Office  -  Three (3) years  (Exception: Filling an unexpired seat)

No election required if incumbent is unopposed

Non-Partisan Elections

All City elections conducted on a non-partisan basis

(Designation of political party affiliation is not allowed)


  • BEGINS :  12:00 NOON - Tuesday, November 5, 2019     
  • ENDS:       12:00 NOON - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Qualifying fee - 1% of annual salary of office sought - plus a $15 filing fee

City Canvassing Board

The City Canvassing Board consists of the City Clerk and two citizens appointed by the City Commission. Additionally, two citizens are appointed by the City Commission to serve as alternate members.  After the polls close on Election Day, the board meets to canvass vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots. After canvassing, a certificate of election results is signed by each Canvassing Board member.  Note: The City Commission may deem it necessary to delegate the canvassing board duties to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections.

Term Begins

At next regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, after the election 

Oath of office is administered

Run-Off Election (If Necessary)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Additional Assistance

City Supervisor of Elections - 407-656-4111, Ext. 2297

Orange County Supervisor of Elections - 407-836-2070 (Registration or Vote-by-mail Ballots)