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. 

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 Members of the City Council for Full Terms of Four (4) Years each.

List of Candidates

The finalized list of qualified candidates is listed in order as dictated by the Secretary of State randomized alphabet drawing:

  1. Tony Beall
  2. Julia Bendis
  3. Wendy Braun
  4. Glenn Acosta
  5. Carol Gamble
  6. Beth Schwartz
  7. Andrea Machuca
  8. Chris K. McLaughlin
  9. John Christopoulos

Notice of Nominees

To view the Notice of Nominees, click here.

To view the Notice of Nominees in Spanish, click here.

Notice of Election

To view the Notice of Election, click here.

To view the Notice of Election in Spanish, click here.

Nomination Filing Period

The nomination filing period for City Council candidates began on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closed on Friday, August 7, 2020, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are at City Hall and the Rancho Santa Margarita 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