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.
GENERAL ELECTION – NOVEMBER 4, 2014 Election of (Two) Council Seats
The candidates in the following are alphabetized by the random alphabet drawing conducted by the Secretary of State on August 14, 2014 as indicated on the following link:
· Candidate List and Statements
Measure HH Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax
· Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax Measure HH
· Argument in Favor of Measure HH
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.