2020 General Election

City Council Vacancies 

Three (3) City Council Member seats will be on the next General Municipal Election ballot on November 3, 2020. 


To be eligible to hold office as a City Council Member, a person must be 18 years old and a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the City of Yorba Linda. All necessary forms are available from the City Clerk on the opening date of the nomination period (113 days prior to the municipal election). 

For more specific qualifications and filing deadlines, please contact the City Clerk’s Office by calling 714-961-7150 or by visiting City Hall during regular business hours.


The nomination period opens on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Those who are eligible and interested in running for office as a City Council Member can obtain nomination papers from the Office of the City Clerk, and are encouraged to file early to correct any possible errors or insufficiencies in the forms. 

Appointments are highly recommended to insure ample time to thoroughly review the filing requirements and answer any questions. To schedule a filing meeting, please contact Marcia Brown, City Clerk at 714-961-7150 or send her an email.

2020 General Election Calendar

Date Event/Requirement
July 13 - August 7, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Nomination Filing Period
Nomination Papers (Elections Code 10220-10225, 104-106, 10407)
Statement of Economic Interests (Government Code §§87200, 87201, 87500f)
Candidate’s Statement (Elections Code §§13307, 13311)
August 7, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Filing of Nomination Papers (Elections Code §§10220, 10224)
August 12, 2020 
5:00 p.m.
Deadline Filing Nomination Papers - Extension (Elections Code §10225)
If an incumbent who is eligible does not run, the deadline will be extended to this date.
August 13, 2020 Order of Names on Ballot (Elections Code §13112)
September 24, 2020 Filing Deadline for First Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statements (Government Code §§84200.4, 84200.7, 84200.8, 84215e)
October 19, 2020 Voter Registration Closes (Elections Code §2107)
October 22, 2020 Filing Deadline for Second Pre-Election Campaign Statements (Government Code §§ 84200.8, 84215e)
August 5 - November 2, 2020 Late Contribution Report  (FORM 497) (Government Code §§ 84203)
November 3, 2020 Election Day (Elections Code §10242)
December 3, 2020 Official Canvass of Returns (Elections Code §15372)
January 31, 2021 Campaign Expenditure Statements (Government Code §§84200, 84215e)


For clarification on the placement of temporary signs throughout the City, view the Temporary Sign Guidelines (PDF).