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 … Continued
FAQ Topic: Elections
Before each election, the Registrar of Voters sends every registered voter a Voter Information Guide “Sample Ballot” that lists the candidates and tells the voter where to vote. To Vote-by-Mail or see more voting options for select Vote Centers, please visit www.ocvote.com/voting.
Any person who is 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States or naturalized citizen can register to vote by filling out an Affidavit of Registration. Check the Registrar of Voters website for further information. Registration forms are available at the following locations: County of Orange Registrar of Voters Office 1300 South Grand Avenue … Continued
The Clerk of the Council and the Orange County Registrar of Voters jointly conduct elections for the City of Santa Ana. The Clerk’s staff advises candidates about procedures; accepts and maintains campaign statement reports; provides voter registration forms; maintains precinct information; and provides maps and instruction manuals to candidates. The Registrar of Voters prints the … Continued
The Registrar of Voters Office certifies election results (the Registrar has up to 30 days following election day). The final results are sent to the Clerk of the Council who in turn presents them to the City Council at a Special Meeting for acceptance. The City Council approves the election results. The Clerk of the … Continued
At 8:00 pm on Election Day, the polls close. All the ballots from the polling places are taken to the Registrar of Voters Office where they are counted by computer. Ballot counting continues until all the ballots received at the polls are tallied (this sometimes takes all night). The results which are “unofficial” at this … Continued
Yes. Santa Ana City Charter Section 1206 provides that candidates for city office shall accept no more than $1,000 from any one person per election cycle. “Election cycle” is the period of time between the date of an election to the office of Mayor or Council member and the date of the next election to the same office. … Continued
Yes. The FPPC has the forms available on their website.
You may obtain the required forms in the Clerk of the Council Office, 20 Civic Center Plaza or you may download the forms available through the Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC). The forms required include: If a candidate intends to solicit donations or spend more than $2,000 they must file the following forms: Form 410: Statement of Organization – … Continued
A voter who has signed an initiative, referendum, or recall petition pursuant to the Constitution or laws of this state shall have his or her signature withdrawn from the petition upon filing a written request that includes the voter’s name, residence address, and signature with the appropriate county elections official or city elections official prior to the … Continued