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.

Voting Options

Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box locations within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita are listed below.

For more information related to Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website at ocvote.com

VOTE CENTER LOCATIONS AND HOURS

October 30th to November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; November 3rd from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Site NameAddressLocation Description
Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library30902 La PromesaCorner of Richard Reese Way
Shepard of the Hills30605 Avenida De Las FloresBetween Santa Margarita and Banderas
Laguna Beach Volleyball Club30282 EsperanzaAt Avenida Empresa near Antonio Parkway
Trabuco Canyon Water District32003 Dove Canyon DriveOff Plano Trabuco


BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS AND HOURS

Open 24 Hours from October 5th to November 3rd until 8 p.m.

Site NameAddressLocation Description
Calvary Chapel Rancho Santa Margarita30615 Avenida De Las FloresCorner of Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library30902 La PromesaCorner of Richard Reese Way


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