Election Information


The City Clerk serves as the local elections official and coordinates with the County of Orange in conducting municipal elections. The City of Orange consolidates its regular general municipal elections with statewide elections held on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years to fill expired City Council terms and conducts elections in accordance with the California Elections Code and local regulations.

November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election

For Election Results, click here.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the City of Orange will conduct a General Election in conjunction with the Statewide General Election. The following elected positions will be open for nominations:

  • Mayor
  • Council Member - District 1 (for a term of 2 years per Ordinance No. 06-19)
  • Council Member - District 2
  • Council Member - District 3
  • Council Member - District 5
  • City Treasurer
  • City Clerk

Qualified Candidates and Ballot Designations

To view Candidate Statements, please click here. Choose the November 3, 2020, Election from the drop down box, and then choose the City of Orange office you wish to view.

In addition, the following measure (Measure AA) will be submitted to the voters:

"Shall Resolution No. 11188, approved by the Orange City Council, to amend the General Plan with respect to the approximately 109.2 acre property located at 6145 E. Santiago Canyon Road, which currently allows for a mixture of sand and gravel operation/processing, residential, open space, and other uses, to allow for the Trails at Santiago Creek project, consisting of 128 single-family homes on approximately 40.7 acres and designating approximately 68.5 acres for open space, creek restoration, and public multi-use recreation trails, be adopted?”




Notice of Date for Arguments For or Against Ballot Measure

Measure AA Information

To obtain information about Measure AA and view all documents that will be printed in the Sample Ballot Pamphlet including full text, impartial analysis, argument in favor, and argument against, please click here.

Candidate Filing Period
The nomination period for these offices begins on July 13, 2020, and closes on August 7, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. If an incumbent does not file by August 7, the filing period is extended to August 12, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for candidates other than the incumbent to file for that office.

A Candidate’s Handbook, including the Nomination Petition, Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement,  Candidate’s Statement Form, Campaign Disclosure forms, and other information concerning the election will be available by appointment at the City Clerk’s office beginning July 13, 2020. 

To schedule an appointment, please call (714) 744-5500. All filings must be made with the City Clerk.

Click on Prospective Candidate List to view a list of candidates that have been issued nomination papers and that have qualified for the November 3, 2020, election.

Please click on November 2020 Election Notices and Resolutions below to view Notice of Election and Notice of Nominees.

  1. November 2020 Election Notices and Resolutions
  2. Campaign Contribution Limit
  3. Eligibility to Run for Office
  4. Candidate Handbook
  5. Sign Regulations
  6. Candidate Resources
  7. Voter Information
  8. Campaign Filings
  9. Where to Vote in Orange

Notice of Nominees:

Notice of Election:


Council Districts

On November 12, 2019, the Orange City Council adopted Ordinance No. 06-19 moving the City from at-large to district-based elections.The election of November 3, 2020, will be the first conducted in the by-district system. In by-district elections, the City is divided into Council districts. Each voter resides within one of those districts, and participates in the election of one City Council member who must also reside in and be a registered voter of that district. The Mayor, City Clerk, and City Treasurer are elected at large. Please click here to view the District Map. To verify your Council District, click on the interactive map below.

 For more information on the district election process, please click here. If you need further assistance, please call the City of Orange City Manager’s Office at (714) 744-7222 or email cminfo@cityoforange.org.

Register to Vote
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To find out if you are currently registered to vote, click the link below to visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.
To view an interactive map with address search, click the link below.