The Town of Orange Park holds regular elections once a year on the 2nd Tuesday of April to elect Town Council Members. Below are some highlights of the election rules and procedures. For more detailed information, review the Town Code of Ordinances by clicking here.
Those persons who are interested in running to Town Council should contact the Town Clerk in person or by phone at (904) 278-3018.
The Next Town election is planned for April 10, 2018. Informational packets will be available in December. Absentee Ballots can be requested from the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office by calling (904) 269-6350.
Information on Town Candidates can be found here. Select Municipal Super Tuesday to see the local candidates.
Important Dates and Information
Qualifying Period: January 29, 2018 (12 PM)-February 2, 2018 (12 PM)
Qualifying Standards (per Florida Election Code):
- Candidate Petitions: 1% of registered voters as of the last general election (65); petitions due to SOE 28 days prior to start of qualifying at 12PM (December 29, 2017)
- Qualifying Fee: 4% of position salary ($120)
You can view or download the Town of Orange Park Municipal map as a PDF document by clicking the links below. The Maps are prepared by the Clay County Supervisor of Elections.
Any person who is a resident of this town, who has qualified as an elector of this state, and who registers in the procedural manner prescribed by general law and ordinance of the town, shall be an elector of the town.
(Ord. No. 7.01)
Polling place is the Town Hall located at 2042 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073 (the corner of Kingsley Ave and Park Ave – [US 17] ) Polling hours are from 7am to 7pm.
The council shall consist of five (5) members, elected at large by the qualified voters of the town. They shall be qualified electors of the town, citizens of the United States and shall have resided within the corporate limits of the town for at least twelve (12) months prior to the date of their qualifying for office.
(Ord. No. 2.02)
The terms of councilmen shall be for three (3) years. The terms of not more than two (2) councilmen shall expire in the same year.
(Ord. No. 2.02)
After each regular or special election for council members, the council shall meet and elect from among their number a mayor and vice-mayor who shall perform the duties of such offices for one (1) year or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.
(Ord. No. 2.05)
When more than two (2) persons qualify as candidates for the office of town councilman for any of the designated seats to be filled, the persons so qualified shall be voted upon at a regular election to be held on the second Tuesday in April. The two (2) persons receiving the highest number of votes cast for each such designated seat shall be declared candidates for such designated seat and shall be voted upon at a runoff town election to be held on the second Tuesday in May. The person receiving the highest number of votes cast at such runoff town election shall be declared elected.
(Ord. No. 7.05)
In the event not more than one person qualifies as a candidate, either for ballot listing or as a write-in candidate, for a designated seat on the town council to be filled at an election, that seat shall not be listed on the regular or runoff town election ballot and such candidate shall be declared elected.
(Ord. No. 7.05)