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.

Official List of Candidates with Candidate Statements

Official Candidate List

Election Assistance/Support

City of Irvine Election Hotline 949-724-6159
Orange County Registrar of Voters 714-567-7600
California Secretary of State  800-345-VOTE (8683)
Orange County District Attorney* 714-501-4593

* Legal concerns related to voters/elections/suspicious activity

Voting Options

More choices. More options.

Vote Centers mean many more options for voters. Elections are no longer a one-day event. Voting begins the month before any election day when every voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Take advantage of the alternatives available to avoid congestion – from voting at home, drive-thru ballot drop-off, in-person options, returning your ballot via the United States Postal Service, or personally deliver your ballot to us – the choice is yours.

In-person voting will be available beginning Friday, October 30 through Monday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, November 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any Vote Center listed below, or click here to find the closest Voting Center near you. In-person voting is also available beginning October 5 through Election Day (November 3) at the Orange County Registrar’s Office, 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana. For information, contact the Orange County Registrar's Office at 714-567-7600.

Please note: Vote-by-Mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election will begin to be mailed the week of October 5. Ballot return options include:

Vote Centers (Locations)

  • Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, 45 Tesla (Between Irvine Center Drive and Lake Forest Drive)
  • California State University, Fullerton, Irvine, 3 Banting (Between Barranca and Alton)
  • Deerfield Community Center, 55 Deerwood W. (off Irvine Center Drive)
  • Evangelical Formosan Church of Irvine, 17422 Armstrong Ave (Between McGaw and Reynolds)
  • Harvard Community Center, 14701 Harvard Ave (Between Walnut and Irvine Center Drive)
  • Irvine Civic Center**, 1 Civic Center Plaza (Corner of Harvard and Alton)
  • Irvine Valley College - Gym - 5500 Irvine Center Drive (Enter Irvine Center Drive, Park in Lot 9)
  • Las Lomas Community Center**, 10 Federation Way (off Turtle Ridge Drive)
  • Los Olivos Community Center**, 101 Alfonso (off Bake Parkway)
  • Northwood Community Center, 4531 Bryan Ave (Between Yale and Culver)
  • Quail Hill Community Center**, 39 Shady Canyon Dr (off Quail Hill Parkway)
  • South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, 9 Truman (Between 5 Freeway and Trabuco)
  • University of California, Irvine, Student Center, 311 W. Peltason Dr (off Pereira, Student Center Parking)
  • University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave (South of Anteater)

** Drive-thru ballot drop off option

Ballot Drop Boxes*** (Locations)

  • Harvard Community Athletic Park, 14701 Harvard Avenue (Between Walnut and Irvine Center Drive)
  • Heritage Park Community Center, 14301 Yale Avenue (Next to Fine Arts Center and Community Center)
  • Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway #1 (Off Ada, on Loop Road)
  • Orange County United Way, 18012 Mitchell South (Corner of Red Hill)
  • Rancho Senior Center, 3 Ethel Coplen Way (off Culver, south of Michelson)
  • Trabuco Center, 5701 Trabuco Road (Between Sand Canyon and Jeffrey)****
  • Turtle Rock Community Park, 1 Sunnyhill Drive (Between Shady Canyon and Turtle Rock Drive)
  • University of California, Irvine (UCI), 405 W. Peltason (Off Pereira, Enter Lot 5)
  • University Park Branch Library, 4512 Sandburg Way (Corner of Lexicon, south of Michelson)
  • Woodbury Community Park, 130 Sanctuary (Off Long Meadow and Jeffrey)****

*** Ballots are picked up daily beginning October 5 through November 3.

**** May be unavailable due to the Silverado Fire.

U.S. Postal Office or Mailbox (Locations)

For voters returning their Vote-by-Mail ballots by mail, the United States Postal Service is committed to providing a secure, effective way to deliver Vote-by-Mail ballots. USPS recommends the following in preparation of the upcoming November 3, 2020, election:

  1. Start today. Give yourself and the Orange County Registrar of Voters ample time to complete the process,
  2. Contact the City Clerk’s Office Election Hotline at 949-724-6159 or the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600 for additional information or questions.
  3. All registered voters in Orange County will receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot beginning the week of October 5. If you are not registered to vote (or haven’t re-registered if you changed your name, address, or party affiliation), visit ocvote.com/register, and request your Vote-by-Mail ballot at least 15 days before Election Day by contacting the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600.
  4. Once received, follow the instructions. Place your ballot into the envelope provided. Please note: IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU SIGN THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BALLOT ENVELOPE. 
  5. It is recommended that ballots be mailed at least seven (7) days before Election Day. Please note: VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 3. No postage will be necessary for registered voters in Orange County. 

Notice of Nominees

Notice of Nominees     
공직 후보자 공고

Notice of Election

Notice of Election  
 시 총선거 공고

Write-In Candidacy

The Statement of Write-In Candidacy form will be available from the City Clerk on Monday, September 7, 2020, and must be delivered no later than the 14th day prior to the Election (Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by 5:30 p.m.). See California Elections Code Sections  8600-8606 or visit the Orange County Registrar’s website, Candidate Handbook (p. 65-66).

Where's My Ballot?

Voters may track their ballots from start to finish using the Orange County Registrar of Voters “OC Ballot Express” system. You can also view the status of your ballot through the entire mailing process. see the status of your returned ballot, and sign up for updates through text and email. Click here to track your ballot.

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.