Election & Voter 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.
The City of 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 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 consecutive four-year terms.
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.
- 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 online. 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.