Municipal Election Information

General Municipal Election - November 6, 2018

The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the election of Mayor and two members of the City Council. These positions are elected by Irvine citizens at large and are non-partisan. The Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term of four years. The terms of the Councilmembers are staggered.

General Municipal Election Results*

November 6, 2018 Official Election Results: Irvine  County  State

Click to view the number of ballots left to count.

* The Registrar of Voters will begin to upload unofficial election results beginning at approximately 8:05 p.m. following the closing of the polls.

Calendar of Events

Date Event
October 22     Last day to register to vote
October 23 Filing Period deadline for Write-in Candidates
October 23-November 6 Conditional Voter Registration Period**
October 27-November 5 Early Voting (see below for hours/location)
October 30   Last day to apply for regular vote-by-mail ballots
October 31-November 6 Emergency vote-by-mail ballots issued at Registrar's Office
November 6  Election Day (Polling Location Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 
November 7  Official canvass begins
December 6  Registrar of Voters must certify on or before this date

** During the 14 days prior to Election Day and including Election Day, an individual can go to the office of his/her county elections official to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.

Official Candidate List/Candidate Statements

Click for Official Candidate List with Candidate Statements - Mayor and City Council.

Notice of Election

Notice of General Municipal Election


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Special Municipal Election - June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018 Official Election Results: County  State

Becoming a Poll Worker

The Orange County Registrar of Voters is in need of hundreds of poll workers throughout Orange County on Election Day from 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. to serve as Inspectors and Clerks. Individuals must be registered to vote in the State of California or a Legal Permanent Resident to volunteer in Orange County. Poll workers earn $160 to serve as Inspectors, and $120 to serve as Clerks. Bilingual skills in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Farsi (Persian) and Tagalog are a plus. Click here to apply.

Student Poll Worker Program

In 1996 the California State Legislature amended election law to allow high school students to serve as poll workers on Election Day, which gives students hands-on experience with the voting process. For more information about the Student Poll Worker Program, click  here.

Election Hotline

For election information, call the Election Hotline at 949-724-6159; Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional Resources

Register to Vote

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

  • Move
  • Change your name
  • Change your party affiliation here

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.


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.

Campaign Committees and Candidate Filings

A list current campaign disclosure filers and political action committees, and campaign statements filed after January 1, 2014, are available online by here. Copies of campaign statements filed prior to January 1, 2014 are available in the City Clerk's Office during normal business hours.  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.