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2020 Election Information

Nomination period begins July 13, election takes place November 3, 2020

Post Date:08/26/2020 11:07 AM

The 2020 General Municipal Election will take place on November 3, 2020.

This will be the second By-District election in Lake Elsinore's history.  On February 1, 2018, the City switched from At-Large elections (all registered voters get to vote for all open seats) to By-District elections (only registered voters in the district seat which is open get to vote for that seat).

This year, in November, there will be three (3) seats up for election on the City Council  for District 2, 4 and 5 and one (1) seat for City Treasurer. Not sure what District you live in? Find your District by entering your address on the City's interactive map.

Also, residents will be asked to vote on Measure Z, which is one-cent (1%) sales tax funding measure to address City service, public safety and local recovery needs. Find out more about Measure Z

The City of Lake Elsinore encourages its residents to get out and vote. Below are some key dates to keep in mind for the election, updates will be made regularly as needed.

Please check back regularly for any updated information as the election nears. View the California Easy Voter Guide, Your Vote. Your Voice. 

Important 2020 Election Dates for General Election on November 3, 2020 

  • Publish Notice of Election - June 29 - July 13
  • Nomination Period: July 13 - August 7
  • Last Day to File/Withdraw Nomination Papers: August 7 
  • Write-In Candidate Nominations: September 7 - October 20 
  • Voter Information Guides Mailed To Voters: September 24 - October 13
  • Vote-By-Mail Ballots Mailed: October 5
  • Early Voting Period: October 5 to November 2 
  • Election Day: Nov. 3

View Full Election Calendar 

City Election Information:  

Lake Elsinore is a General Law city governed by a five-member City Council. Members of the City Council are elected by-district and the City Treasurer is elected at-large for a four-year term.  Council Members serve staggered terms, with either two or three seats being open for election every two years. The position of Mayor is selected by the City Council on an annual basis in December of each year. View latest candidate information

Ways to Vote:

This year, all registered voters in Riverside County will be mailed a ballot in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order. You may return your ballot at any approved Mail Ballot Drop-Off Location prior to Election Day. You may also drop off your ballot at any Voter Assistance Centers. You can now track your ballot using "Where's My Ballot" offered by the State of California. Register at http://wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov/

Vote-By-Mail - Vote at home and return your ballot by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 17 days after Election Day to be counted. 

Ballot Drop-Off Locations
Complete your ballot at home and drop it off any of the Ballot Drop-Off Locations in Riverside County starting October 5, 2020.

Drop-Off Locations in Lake Elsinore:

  • City of Lake Elsinore, 130 S. Main St.
    • October 5, 2020 - November 2, 2020, during regular city business hours
  • Lake Elsinore County Library, 600 W. Graham Avenue
    • October 5, 2020 - November 2, 2020, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Outlets at Lake Elsinore, Building F, F154a, 17600 Collier Ave.
    • October 5, 2020 - November 2, 2020, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, all locations available 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ballot Drop Off Locations Flyer
Ballot Drop Off Locations Map 
Early Voting Information

Voter Assistance Center

Drop off your ballot or vote in-person at any of the Voter Assistance Centers in Riverside County. These centers officially open to in-person voting and ballot drop offs on October 31, 2020. 

Voter Assistance Centers Planned in Lake Elsinore:

  • Lakeside High School,  Vick Knight Library, 32593 Riverside Dr.
  • Dream Extreme Neighborhood Center, Main Hall, 117 S. Langstaff St.
  • Outlets at Lake Elsinore, Building F,F154a, 17600 Collier Ave.
  • Canyon Lake Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 33005 Canyon Hills Rd.
  • Lakeland Village Community Center, Muti-Purpose Room, 16275 Grand Ave.

Hours:

  • October 31, 2020 - November 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 2, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voter Assistance Centers Flyer 
Voter Assistance Centers Lookup Map 

Related City Resources & Information: 

Find Your District

More Local Election Information

Candidate Eligibility and Nomination Appointment Request Form

City Council and Candidates Campaign Finance Reports 

Election Calendar 

Key Election 2020 Links: 

Register to Vote Online

Sign-Up to Vote By Mail

Am I Registered?

Ways to Vote Flyer 

California Easy Voter Guide, Your Vote. Your Voice. 

For additional election information, contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters:

Website: www.voteinfo.net

Call: (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-VOTE(8683)

Email: rovweb@rivco.org  

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