Election Information

The City Clerk is the local Elections Official and coordinates with Orange County to conduct municipal elections.

November 8, 2016
General Municipal Election

To view the Notice of Election, click here.

Deadline to Register to Vote:
October 24, 2016
Last Day to request a "Vote by Mail" ballot:
November 1, 2016
Election Day:
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Nomination Period

The filing period for City Council candidates was held from July 18 to August 12, 2016.

Qualified Candidate List

The following candidates have qualified for the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election (listed in the order as dictated by the Secretary of State randomized alphabet drawing):

Shawn Gordon
Carol Gamble
 Tony Beall
The Public Review Period for Candidate Statements is from August 13 through August 22, 2016. During the public review period the Election Official shall make a copy of the candidates statements available for public examination in the Election Official's office.

Please contact the City Clerk (the City's Election's Official), Amy Diaz, directly at (949) 635-1806 or at adiaz@cityofrsm.org for more information.

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are at City Hall and the library. First time voters must register to vote.  

Voter Requirements

  • You must re-register if you have moved by completing a new form.
  • You must be registered at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.
  • If you do not live in Orange County, please contact the County Registrar of Voters in the county that you reside.

For More Information

For more information about voter registration, voting by mail, or how to become a poll worker, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Election Resources