2022 General Election

Voter registration and how to vote

If you are not currently registered to vote, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters' website to learn more.

How to Vote

All registered voters in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. These ballots can be returned via mail service, deposited into an official secure ballot dropbox, or taken to a voting center. Do you prefer to cast your ballot in person? No problem! Visit any Vote Center to cast your ballot in person.

For a list of official voting centers and secure drop boxes, please visit OCVote.com.

City Council Vacancies 

Two City Council Member seats will be on the next General Municipal Election ballot on November 8, 2022. 


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 18, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022 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 ensure 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.

NOMINATION period extension

Based on the close of business on August 12, the nomination period deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 5 p.m.

View the Extension of City Council Nomination Period Notice (PDF).

2022 General Election Calendar

Date Event/Requirement
July 18 - August 12, 2022
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 12, 2022
5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Filing of Nomination Papers (Elections Code §§10220, 10224)
August 17, 2022
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 18, 2022 Order of Names on Ballot (Elections Code §13112)
September 29, 2022 Filing Deadline for First Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statements (Government Code §§84200.4, 84200.7, 84200.8, 84215e)
October 24, 2022 Voter Registration Closes (Elections Code §2102)
October 27, 2022 Filing Deadline for Second Pre-Election Campaign Statements (Government Code §§ 84200.8, 84215e)
August 10 - November 8, 2022 Late Contribution Report  (FORM 497) (Government Code §§ 84203)
November 8, 2022 Election Day (Elections Code §10242)
December 8, 2022 Official Canvass of Returns (Elections Code §15372)
January 31, 2023 Campaign Expenditure Statements (Government Code §§84200, 84215e)


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