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Posted on: October 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Election and Voter Information

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Learn about the upcoming November 8th election.

General Municipal Election - November 8, 2022

A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Rancho Santa Margarita on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for three Members of the City Council for Full Terms of Four (4) Years each. 

Vote Center Locations

October 29th to November 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 5th to November 7th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

November 8th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Vote Center

Ballot Drop Box Locations

Open 24/7 from October 10th to November 8th until 8:00 p.m.

Drop Box Locations

Notice of Nominees

To view the Notice of Nominees, click here.

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

Secretary of State Randomized Alphabet Drawing

On August 18, 2022, in accordance with Elections Code section 13112(b)(1)(C)(i), the Secretary of State's office conducted a drawing of the letters of the alphabet to determine the randomized alphabet for use in the General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022.

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





Candidate's Statements Public Review Period

The public review period for candidates' statements closed Monday, August 22, 2022. 

For ten (10) calendar days after the filing deadline for candidate's statements, the Election Official shall make a copy of the candidate's statements available for public examination in the Election Official's office.

Nomination Filing Period

The nomination filing period for City Council candidates opened Monday, July 18, 2022, and closed Friday, August 12, 2022, no later than 5:00 p.m.

To request a Candidate Log, please contact the City Clerk, Amy Diaz, at (949) 635-1806 or via email at   

Notice of Election

To view the Notice of Election, click here.

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

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

For more information related to the Election, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website at

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