Election Information

2024 Election

UPCOMING ELECTION DATES

Municipal Election Day: March 19, 2024 (Held concurrently with the Federal Presidential Preference Primary)

No election for Mayor or any seat shall be required in any election if there is only one (1) duly qualified candidate for Mayor or for any seat. At close of qualifying that candidate shall be considered elected by operation of law.

Run-Off Election: April 16, 2024 (if necessary)

Swearing-In: The term of office of all elected officials will commence at the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting following the day of the Run-off Election or, if there is no run-off election for any seat or for Mayor, at the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting after the General Election.

Terms of Office: Four-year Terms unless no qualified candidate exists and an appointment needs to be made.

Seats Up for Election - Mayor, Seats #2 and #3:

Mayor: Incumbent Kathy Stark - Mayor Kathy Stark will be stepping down. For the Mayoral Seat, qualified candidates are Salvador Ramos and Shane Taylor. The Municipal General Election will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Please see polling locations and hours below.

Seat #2: Incumbent Michael Satterfield - Town Commission member Michael Satterfield (Seat 2) qualified and is unopposed. Commissioner Satterfield will serve an additional four-year term.

Seat #3: Incumbent Salvador Ramos - There were no qualified candidates for Seat 3; appointment to this seat will be made by the Town Commission at a later date in accordance with the Town Charter. 

ELECTION QUALIFYING RESULTS

PUBLIC NOTICE _ Election Qualifying Results

Qualifying closed Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. Town Commission member Michael Satterfield (Seat 2) qualified and is unopposed. Vice Mayor Satterfield will serve an additional four-year term.

For the Mayoral Seat, qualified candidates will be Salvador Ramos and Shane Taylor. The Municipal General Election will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. 

POLLING LOCATIONS AND HOURS

Early Voting - March 4-17, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32806

Additional Early Voting Locations - Orange County Early Voting Locations

Election Day - March 19, 2024, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Oakland Presbyterian Church, 218 E Oakland Ave, Oakland, FL 34760

There were no qualified candidates for Seat 3; appointment to this seat will be made by the Town Commission at a later date in accordance with the Town Charter.

QUALIFICATIONS (Per Town of Oakland Charter Sec. 2.4 and Code Sec. 22-1 (d) and (f))

  • Must be a qualified elector of the Town and have resided continuously in the Town for at least one (1) year preceding their qualifying date.
  • A person may not be a candidate for mayor and commissioner in the same election.

QUALIFYING DATES (Per Resolution 2023-09)

Petition Qualifying - November 16, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. - December 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. - The petition process for qualifying by signature cards to be on the ballot for the Town's General Election on March 19, 2024, shall begin on November 16, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and end on December 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. The petition method of qualifying requires the candidates to obtain 100 petitions from registered voters in the Town of Oakland in lieu of paying a fee. Petitions are verified by the Supervisor of Elections office at the expense of the candidate. No petition cards may be collected prior to filing a statement of candidate and appointment of campaign treasurer and designation of campaign depository with the town clerk.

Fee Qualifying - December 4, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. - December 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. - The qualification process by paying a $100.00 qualifying fee plus a $5.99 state assessment fee to be on the ballot for the Town's General Election on March 19, 2024, shall begin on December 4, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. and end on December 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.

LEGAL AD AND PUBLIC NOTICE

VOTER REGISTRATION AND VOTE-BY-MAIL

Orange County Supervisor of Elections
119 W. Kaley Street
Orlando, FL 32806

https://www.ocfelections.com

(407) 836-2070

LOGIC AND ACCURACY TESTS

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections will conduct public, pre-election tests of the automatic tabulating equipment used at the polls on Friday, February 23, 2024. The tests will be conducted in the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Warehouse, located at 119 West Kaley Street, Orlando, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024. The tests are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Town Clerk - (407) 656-1117, Ext. 2110

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

https://www.ocfelections.com