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General Municipal Election Information - November 4, 2014
General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Irvine on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections or special elections may be called from time to time by the City Council. The next General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Notice of General Municipal Election
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The City Council is made up of a Mayor and four Councilmembers, for a total of five members. These positions are elected by Irvine citizens at large, every two years. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan.

The Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term of four years. The Mayor and City Councilmembers may serve no more than two full consecutive terms. The terms of the Councilmembers are staggered.  The November 4, 2014 Election will be held to elect a Mayor and two members of the City Council.

Candidate Status List

Click here to view the official Mayor / City Council Candidate status list for the November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election.

Candidate Statements

Click here to view candidate statements for the November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election.

Running for Public Office

Any Irvine citizen may run for Mayor or City Council in the City of Irvine if they meet the following criteria:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident and registered to vote in the City of Irvine
  • Eligible to take the oath of office and be able to be bonded in the amounts provided for by statute

Nomination Period:  Monday, July 14, 2014 through Friday, August 8 at 5 p.m. (NOTE: If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the City are not filed by Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5 p.m., the nomination period will be extended to August 13, 2014 for non-incumbents (CA Elections Code 10225)).

Citizens desiring to run for public office who meet these general qualifications should contact the City Clerk's office at (949) 724-6205.

Candidate Handbook and Other Useful Links/Resources for Candidates

To view the 2014 Candidate Handbook and other useful links/resources for candidates, click here.

Ballot Measures

On June 10, 2014, the City Council approved the submission of a proposed measure (Measure W) to create lifetime term limits for the Mayor and City Councilmembers. On July 22, 2014, the City Council approved the submission of another proposed measure (Measure V) to establish policies relating to fiscal transparency and reforms for the Orange County Great Park project. Click here for information on Ballot Measures V and W.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? You must re-register if you:

  • Move
  • Change your name
  • Change your party affiliation

Online registration and other voter registration information, including how to vote by mail, is available by clicking here. Registration forms are also available at City Hall, community centers, post offices and libraries. To request a form by mail, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (949) 724-6205 or the Orange County Registrar of Voters at (714) 576-7600.

The last day to register to vote for the November 4, 2014 Election is October 20.


Vote-by-mail allows a voter to submit their ballot for a given election by mail. To request a mail ballot be sent to you, click here.

NOTE: The last day to submit a vote-by-mail application to the Orange County Registrar of Voters is October 28.

Campaign Committees

A list current campaign disclosure filers and political action committees, and campaign statements filed after January 1, 2014, are available online by hereCopies of campaign statements filed prior to January 1, 2014 are available in the City Clerk's Office.  Additional information on campaign financing is available by clicking here.

Municipal Election History

To view Municipal Election results, including a history of ballot measure questions as they appeared on each ballot, voter registration data, and a listing of all elected Mayors and Councilmembers, click here.