Election Information

The City Clerk is the local Elections Official and coordinates with Orange County to conduct municipal elections.

Please contact the City Clerk (the City's Election's Official), Amy Diaz, directly at (949) 635-1806 or at adiaz@cityofrsm.org for more information.

General Municipal Election - November 6, 2018

To view the Notice of Election, click here.



Nomination Period

The nomination period for City Council candidates begins on July 16, 2018 and closes on August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.



Voter Registration

Voter registration forms are at City Hall and the library. First time voters must register to vote. 

Deadline to Register to Vote: October 22, 2018
Last Day to request a "Vote by Mail" ballot: October 30, 2018
Election Day: November 6, 2018 - Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



Voter Requirements

  • You must re-register if you have moved by completing a new form.
  • You must be registered at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.
  • If you do not live in Orange County, please contact the County Registrar of Voters in the county that you reside.

For More Information


For more information about voter registration, voting by mail, or how to become a poll worker, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Election Resources

Statewide Direct Primary Election - June 5, 2018

Election Results (Begins after 8:00 p.m. on June 5, 2018)