Lake Elsinore is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. Members of the City Council and the City Treasurer are elected at-large for a four-year term.
Regular elections are consolidated with statewide elections, scheduled on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years to fill expired City Council terms. Council Members serve “staggered” terms, meaning that either two or three seats are open for election every two years. All election services are provided according to the California Elections Code.
Campaign Filing Requirements
The City Clerk serves as the election officer and is responsible for issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, city measures and the publication of necessary legal notices. In addition, all campaign disclosures and conflict of interest statements required by the California Fair Political Practices Commission are centralized in the City Clerk’s Office.
In order to qualify as a candidate for a member of the City Council, an individual must be 18 years of age, a registered voter and a resident of the City of Lake Elsinore. Pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 2.32 a $25 filing fee is required to be paid upon the filing of the nomination papers.
Elected Representatives - County, State, Federal
To view a list of county, state and federal elected officials, please visit our Elected Officials web page.
Voter Registration and Election Results
For additional information regarding elections, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (951) 674-3124, extension 262 or 269.
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