Election Information

General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020

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 3, 2020 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.

The nomination period for the office of Mayor and Councilmembers begins on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020*. Nomination papers are only available from the City Clerk during regular office hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and will be provided either electronically or in hard copy format.

Notice of Election

* Due to an incumbent not filing for the office of Councilmember, the deadline will be extended five (5) days to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 for non-incumbents only.

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 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.

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.