Election Information

The City Clerk is the local Election's Official and coordinates with the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office to conduct municipal elections.

For Election information please contact the City Clerk (the City's Election's Official), Amy Diaz, directly at (949) 635-1806 or email Amy Diaz, City Clerk.

VOTE CENTERS AND BALLOT DROP BOXES

The Orange County Registrar of Voters have transitioned to a new way to vote in Orange County. 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 if yours. For further information related to Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Off Locations, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION - TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020

VOTE CENTER INFORMATION

11 Day Vote Center Hours & Locations
Dates                            Hours Open
2/22/20 - 2/28/20           8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2/29/20 - 3/2/20             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3/3/20                            7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location
Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library
30902 La Promesa (Corner of Richard Reese Way)
Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688

4 Day Vote Center Hours & Locations
Dates                            Hours Open
2/29/20 - 3/2/20             8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3/3/20                            7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location
Bell Tower Regional Community Center
22232 El Paseo (Off Richard Reese Way)
Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688

BALLOT DROP BOX INFORMATION
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Calvary Chapel Rancho Santa Margarita - (Walk Up and ADA Accessible)
30615 Avenida De Las Flores (Corner of Banderas)
Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688

Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library - (Walk Up and ADA Accessible)
30902 La Promesa (Corner of Richard Reese Way)
Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca 92688



GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 3, 2020

 A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for Two (2) Members of the City Council - Full Term of Four (4) Years. For more information related to the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election, please contact the City Clerk (the City's Election's Official), Amy Diaz, directly at 949-635-1806.



Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are at City Hall and the library. First time voters must register to vote. For more information related to voter registration, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Election Resources