Election Information

Council Expansion and Districting

At its January 10, 2023 meeting, the Irvine City Council approved commencing the district elections process and expanding the City Council from four members to six with a Mayor-at-large. As such, the City of Irvine is in the process of pursuing this shift through a ballot measure to be submitted at a special election in March 2024. Learn more at drawirvine.org.

General Municipal Election - November 5, 2024

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 on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the election of the 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.

Section 400 of the City Charter (Term Limits)

The Mayor shall serve a term of two (2) years. Any person who serves two (2) full terms as Mayor shall not be eligible to serve again as Mayor. If a Mayor serves a partial term in excess of one (1) year, it shall be considered a full term. The term of office for a Councilmember shall be four (4) years. Any person who serves two (2) full terms as a member of the City Council shall not be eligible to serve again as a member of the City Council. If a Councilmember serves a partial term in excess of two (2) years, it shall be considered a full term. 

Election Hotline

For election information, call the City of Irvine Election Hotline at 949-724-6159; Monday through Thursday from 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

Online registration and other voter registration information 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 714-567-7600.

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