GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION:
The City of San Juan Capistrano's Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2018. The City Clerk is the local elections administrator, and coordinates with the County of Orange to conduct General Municipal Elections.
The City of San Juan Capistrano has transitioned from at-large to by-district elections. City Council Members will be elected “by district,” instead of from across the city. For the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election, members of the City Council will be elected from Districts 2, 3 and 4. Please refer to the District Map to verify your district. Candidates must be registered voters and reside in either District 2, District 3 or District 4 in San Juan Capistrano.
For more information regarding the City's "by-district" elections, please visit the Districting webpage or contact the City Clerk's Office at (949) 493-1171.
The close of registration for the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election is Monday, October 22, 2018. The Registrar of Voter's office will be open until 8:00 pm to provide voters the opportunity to register to vote and to obtain their ballots. Voters can also register online from this link:
July 16– August 10 (4:30 p.m.)
CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD
Between these days (both days included), voters residing in Districts 2, 3 and 4 may nominate candidates for election by signing a nomination paper. Each candidate shall be proposed by not less than 20 or more than 30 voters. Until 4:30 p.m. on August 10, or 5:30 p.m. on August 15 if the nomination period is extended, a candidate may withdraw the nomination paper after it is filed with the City Clerk. Only one candidate may be named in any one nomination paper for the District in which a candidate is running for office. No voter may sign more than one nominating paper for the same council office. Each Council seat is a separate office and the voter may sign nominating papers for up to (1) Council candidate.
August 10 (4:30 p.m.)
CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD CLOSES
Last day and hour for nomination papers to be filed with the City Clerk if all the incumbents have filed.
August 15 (5:30 p.m.)
CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD EXTENSION
Last day and hour for nomination papers to be filed with the City Clerk to nominate candidates other than the incumbent where nomination papers for an incumbent elective officer of the City were not filed.
ORDER OF NAMES ON BALLOT
The Secretary of State conducts a drawing of the letters of the alphabet constituting a randomized alphabet to be used in determining the order of all candidates on the ballot for each district.
FIRST PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS DUE
Last day for each candidate and each committee supporting or opposing a candidate or candidates to file campaign statements, with a closing date of September 22, 2018, with the City Clerk.
SAMPLE BALLOTS AND POLLING PLACE NOTICES
Registrar completes mailing to each registered voter of a sample ballot and a polling place notice showing the location of the precinct polling place of the voter.
VOTER REGISTRATION CLOSES
Final day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018, Election.
SECOND PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS DUE
Last day for each candidate and each committee supporting or opposing a candidate or candidates to file campaign statements, with a closing date of October 20, 2018, with the City Clerk.
Last day any voter may file with the County Registrar, either in person or by mail, a written application for a Vote-by-Mail ballot.
Polls open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
RESULTS OF ELECTION
The City Council shall adopt a resolution citing the results of the election. The City Clerk shall immediately issue a Certificate of Election and administer the oath to each person elected. The City Council shall choose one of its members as Mayor and one as Mayor Pro Tempore.
January 4, 2019
STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
Last day for every person elected to the Office of Member of the City Council and persons leaving those offices to file a statement disclosing investments and interests in real property with the City Clerk.
January 31, 2019
THIRD FILING OF CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS
Last day for each candidate and each committee supporting or opposing a candidate or candidates to file campaign statements, with a closing date of December 31, 2018, with the City Clerk.