The City Clerk is the local Election’s Official and coordinates with the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office to conduct municipal elections.
2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election - June 7, 2022
To view a list of Vote Center county locations, click here.
To view a list of Ballot Drop Box county locations, click here.
For more information related to the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election, please contact the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office at 714-567-7600 or by visiting their website at ocvote.gov.
General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020
A General Municipal Election was 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.
To view Election Results, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website, click here.
For more information related to Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website at ocvote.gov.
List of Candidates
The finalized list of qualified candidates was listed in order as dictated by the Secretary of State randomized alphabet drawing:
- Tony Beall
- Julia Bendis
- Wendy Braun
- Glenn Acosta
- Carol Gamble
- Beth Schwartz
- Andrea Machuca
- Chris K. McLaughlin
- 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 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 Results
- Orange County Registrar of Voters Office
- Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
- League of Women Voters Orange Coast
- Orange County Legislative District Finder
- Secretary of State