General Municipal Election - November 6, 2018
The next General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 to elect three members of the City Council. These positions are elected by Mission Viejo citizens at large and are non-partisan. The Council Members serve a term of four years. The terms of the Councilmembers are staggered.
The nomination period for these offices begins Monday, July 16, 2018, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the City are not filed by August 10, 2018, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 5:30 p.m.
Nomination papers are available from the City Clerk during regular office hours. To schedule an appointment, please contact the City Clerk's office at 949-470-3052.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? You must re-register if you:
- Change your name
- Change your party affiliation
Eligible residents 18 years and older can register to vote online.
Voter registration forms are also available at City Hall, community centers, post offices and public libraries. To request a registration form by mail, please call the Orange County Registrar of Voters office at (714) 567-7600 or the City Clerk's office at (949) 470-3052. Completed registration forms can be dropped off in any U.S. mailbox; or hand-delivered to Mission Viejo City Hall or the Registrar's office, located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. in Santa Ana.
You must also 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 Registrar of Voters in the county in which you reside.
For more information on elections, visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters at ocvote.com
Vote-by-mail allows a voter to submit their ballot for a given election by mail. You must first request that a mail ballot be sent to you. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day. Late ballots cannot be counted.
To learn about vote-by-mail options.
Become A Poll Worker
The Orange County Registrar of Voters is always seeking volunteers to staff each polling place on Election Day. For information on how to become a poll worker. Poll workers receive a stipend for their time.
Student Poll Worker Program
To expose young people to democratic decision-making at an earlier age, the California State Legislature amended the elections code in 1996 to allow high school students to serve as poll workers on Election Day. This special program gives students hands-on experience with the voting process. Join other high school students throughout Orange County and the state as they discover firsthand how the American electoral process.
Municipal Election History
View the Municipal Election results, including a history of ballot measure questions as they appeared on each ballot, voter registration data, a listing of all elected Council Members, and a list of all Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem's.