General Election – November 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m
General Election vote-by-mail ballots go out on October 4, 2016.
The last day to register to vote is October 11, 2016.
The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is November 2, 2016 by 5 p.m..
Early Voting runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, beginning on October 24, 2016 and ending on November 6, 2016.
Different Districts have different candidates, depending on where you live and not all these races will be on every ballot. Please vote early or by mail! Please visit the Supervisor of Elections’ web site (www.orangecountyvotes.com) to get the most up-to-date information or call to get a ballot in the mail. It is free this year to mail in as postage is paid. Supervisor of Elections – (407) 836-2070, www.ocfelections.com.
Orange County Democratic Candidates – November 8, 2016 Election
Local Orange County Races
County Commission District 5
Emily Bonilla – voteforemily.com – DEMOCRAT
Clerk of Courts
Tiffany Moore Russell – tiffanyforclerk.com – DEMOCRAT
Jerry Demings – sheriffjerrydemings.com – DEMOCRAT
Rick Singh – votericksingh.com – DEMOCRAT
Scott Randolph – electrandolph.com – DEMOCRAT
Supervisor of Elections
Bill Cowles – DEMOCRAT
Orange County Soil and Water Board
Soil and Water District 1 – Choose One
Michael Barber – https://www.facebook.com/Michael-Barber-for-Orange-County-Soil-and-Water-Conservation-1574795162833928/?fref=ts – DEMOCRAT
Maria G. Bolton-Joubert – http://www.electmaria2016.com/ – DEMOCRAT
Star Grayson – DEMOCRAT
Soil and Water District 3
Nicole Victoria McLaren – DEMOCRAT
Soil and Water District 5 – Choose One
Steven Laune Beumer – DEMOCRAT
Richard-Paul Danner – DEMOCRAT
Florida State Races
State Senate 11
Senate District 13
Senate District 15
State House 30
State House 45
State House 46
State House 47
State House 48
State House 49
State House 50
US Congressional District 7
US Congressional District 8
US Congressional District 9
US Congressional District 10
Constitutional Amendments –
ARTICLE X, SECTION 29
Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice
This amendment establishes a right under Florida’s constitution for consumers to own or lease
solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use. State and
local governments shall retain their abilities to protect consumer rights and public health,
safety and welfare, and to ensure that consumers who do not choose to install solar are not
required to subsidize the costs of backup power and electric grid access to those who do.
The amendment is not expected to result in an increase or decrease in any revenues or costs to
state and local government.
ARTICLE X, SECTION 29
Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions
Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as
determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of
marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and
distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and
caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not immunize violations of federal law or any nonmedical use, possession or production of marijuana. Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory costs and enforcement activities associated with the production, sale, use and possession of medical marijuana. Fees may offset some of the regulatory costs. Sales tax will likely apply to most purchases, resulting in a substantial increase in state and local government revenues that cannot be determined precisely. The impact on property tax revenues cannot be determined.
Charter Amendments – VOTE NO ON ALL
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