General Election

The City of Murrieta consolidates with the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the elections official and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures, and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

General municipal elections for the City are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council Members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community. Special elections may be called by the City Council for the purpose of referendum/initiative or for recall (PDF).

Who's eligible?

To be eligible to run for City Council you must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a qualified elector of the respective district of the City of Murrieta.

What's my District?

On March 1, 2022,  the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 572-22 to adopt the district boundaries outlined in Revised Draft Map B. To find your District please contact the City Clerk's Department at (951) 461-6031 or [email protected]

Where do I go for more information and when? 

The nomination period opened on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:30 A.M. and closes on *Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.
*If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. The candidate packet to run for office in 2020 is available by contacting the Office of the City Clerk.

City Clerk Cristal McDonald
[email protected]
(951) 461-6030

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