Early voting underway for local elections in Maitland, Ocoee

Early voting runs through Friday, March 10

Voting booths at the Orange County supervisor of elections office.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Early voting has started in Orange County ahead of March 14 municipal elections in two cities.

Voters in Ocoee will decide on a mayor and two city commission seats, while in Maitland voters are deciding on a council seat and some charter amendments.

Early voting is taking place now through Friday, March 10, at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office on West Kaley Street in Orlando, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The election will be on March 14 at voters’ regular precincts.

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Voters will decide who should sit in seat 4 on the Maitland City Council.

Lindsay Hall Harrison is running against Dale McDonald for the seat. Council members serve two, three-year terms in office.

Voters will also decide on five charter amendment questions.

Question 1 asks voters whether the city’s vice mayor should complete a mayor’s term in office if the mayor leaves their seat for some reason.

Question 2 asks whether a printed copy of the city code should only be available at the city clerk’s office, eliminating the need to have a printed copy available at other public places.

Question 3 eliminates run-off elections in the city, making it so that the candidate with the highest number of votes for an office is elected.

Question 4 would clarify procedures to qualify for office in the city, including the adoption of a candidate oath form.

Question 5 makes all references in the city charter gender-neutral.

You can read the questions in English and in Spanish via the Sample Ballot on the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office site.

If you prefer to vote on March 14, voting locations and information is available on the city of Maitland website.


Voters in Ocoee will decide whether to reelect Rusty Johnson to another term in office. He’s been mayor since 2019.

His challengers are Chris Adkins and George Oliver III, who is currently the district 4 city commissioner. If no winner in this election gets more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held on April 11.

Voters who live in district 1 will decide on two candidates for the open seat: Hope Bellamy and Scott Kennedy.

Voters who live in district 3 will decide whether incumbent Richard Firstner will be reelected. His challenger is Shante Munns.

The winners will serve four-year terms in office.

To see more information on this race, head to the Ocoee website.

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