Important Election Dates

July 18  to August 12 – NOMINATION PERIOD

Candidates may come to the Clerk of the Council’s office to pick up their nomination papers and file other election documents during business hours as posted, by appointment ONLY.

  • NOTE: The Santa Ana City Charter requires persons running for City Council to be a thirty (30) day resident of the ward from which the candidate is nominated and requires persons running for mayor to be a thirty (30) day resident at the time nomination papers are issued. (Resolution NO. 2020-041)


August 13 to August 17 – EXTENDED FILING PERIOD

Filing is extended if an incumbent is eligible to file for re-election and fails to do so by the 5:00 pm deadline on August 12, 2022. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended filing period.



Secretary of State conducts a random drawing to determine the order of the names displayed on the ballot.


August 13 to August 23 – PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD

Public review period for candidate statements and ballot designations.

  • NOTE: The public may view nomination papers but may not copy or distribute copies of this document that obtains the signatures of voters. (Elections Code Section 17100)


November 8 – ELECTION DAY




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