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Election & Voter Services

Election Services

The City Clerk serves as the local elections official and coordinates with the County of Orange in conducting Municipal Elections.  Duties of the Elections Official include preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring elections results; coordination of the candidate nomination process and receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions.

Tustin consolidates its regular elections with statewide elections held on the first Tuesday of November of even numbered years to fill expired City Council terms and conducts elections in accordance with the California Elections Code and local regulations.

City Council Elections: City Council members are elected at-large to a four-year term. Council Members serve staggered terms with two or three seats alternately expiring every two years, with a maximum of two four-year terms for Council Members.

Notice of Election - November 4, 2014

Notice of Date for Submittal of Ballot Arguments

How to become a candidate for the next City Election:  To become a candidate in the next City election, you must first be a registered voter and reside within the City limits of Tustin at the time nomination forms are issued to you. If elected, you must continue to reside in the City during your term of office. All required forms and guidelines to run for office in the next City Council election will be available in the City Clerk's Office 113 days before an election. 

Where do I get the required forms to start a Campaign?  You may obtain the required forms in the City Clerk's Office, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, or you download from the Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/

Does the City of Tustin have campaign contribution limits:  No.  Although the Fair Political Practices Commission requires contributions of $100 to be itemized in campaign contribution forms.

 


Voter Registration

To be eligible to vote in an election, you must register to vote at least 15 days prior to the election date. Once you have registered, your voter registration will remain active, regardless of whether or not you voted in the last election.

Qualifications:

  • You are a United States citizen;
  • You are a resident of California; and
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election), with the following exceptions:
      • You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
      • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

The City Clerk’s office would be happy to mail you a Voter Registration Form; contact us at (714) 573-3027, or you may register on-line at www.ocvote.com. Voter registrations are maintained and filed with the County Registrar’s Office.  You may mail your completed form directly to the County Registrar or submit it to the City Clerk’s office.

 

Where Do I Vote?  Your polling place will be listed on the back page of the Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet which will be mailed to you by the Orange County Registrar of Voters approximately three weeks before an election. You may also access your polling place and sample ballot on-line at www.ocvote.com.

 

When do I need to re-register?   You need to re-register if you have moved, changed your name or wish to change your political party affiliation. You must register at least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

 

For additional information about a specific City election,
please contact the City Clerk's Office at (714) 573-3025.

 

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