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General Municipal Election Information

Election Results - November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election

For Mayor/Councilmember and Measure BB, click here.
For all Orange County General Election results, click here.

General Municipal Elections


General municipal elections are held in the City of Irvine on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections or special elections may be called from time to time by the City Council. The next General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

The City Council is made up of a Mayor and four Councilmembers, for a total of five members. These positions are elected by Irvine citizens at large, every two years. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan.

The Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term of four years. The Mayor and City Councilmembers may serve no more than two full consecutive terms. The terms of the Councilmembers are staggered.  The November 4, 2014 Election will be held to elect a Mayor and two members of the City Council.

Running for Public Office

Any Irvine citizen may run for Mayor or City Council in the City of Irvine if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a legal resident and registered to vote in the City of Irvine

Citizens desiring to run for public office who meet these general qualifications should contact the City Clerk's office at
(949) 724-6205.

Information for Mayor/Council Candidates

To view the 2012 Candidate Handbook and other resourceful information for Mayor/Council Candidates, click here.

Campaign Committees

To view a list of current campaign disclosure filers and political action committees, click 
here Copies of campaign statements are on file in the City Clerk's Office and available online beginning in January 2014 by clicking here. Additional information on campaign financing is available by clicking here.

Municipal Election History

To view Municipal Election results, including a history of ballot measure questions as they appeared on each ballot, voter registration data, and a listing of all elected Mayors and Councilmembers, click here.