GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 3, 2020

The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with the County of Orange in the conduct of Municipal Elections. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring the result of the election, the coordination of the candidate nomination process and the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions. Regular elections are consolidated with statewide elections, scheduled on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years to fill expired City Council terms. All election services are provided according the California Elections Code.

 

Orange County Registrar of Voters
Vote Center Walk-Through Video

Orange County Registrar of Voters COVID-19 Election Response Report

FIND INFORMATION ABOUT:
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE
VOTE CENTER AND BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATIONS
TRACKING YOUR BALLOT
BECOMING A VOTE CENTER WORKER
ELECTION DATA


  

Notice of Nominees for Public Office and Ballot Measure

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FPPC Fact Sheet for Candidates

 

Seats up for election in the City of Newport Beach:
City Council - 3 Seats in Districts 2, 5 and 7 [map]

Candidate List

Candidate Profiles

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BALLOT MEASURE

ADDITION OF HARBOR COMMISSION TO THE NEWPORT BEACH CITY CHARTER

Shall the Newport Beach City Charter be amended to add Section 713 to the City Charter, establishing the powers and duties of the Harbor Commission and making the Harbor Commission a City Charter designated Appointive Board and Commission?

Text of the Measure
Impartial Analysis
Direct Arguments
Rebuttal Arguments

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ELECTION-RELATED LINKS

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CURRENT CONTRIBUTION LIMIT

Pursuant to Chapter 1.25 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code,
the current contribution limit is $1,200.

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ELECTION CALENDAR

MAY 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:

  • Resolution No. 2020-44 - Calling for the Holding of a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the Election of Members of the City Council as Required by the Provisions of the City Charter
  • Resolution No. 2020-45 - Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange to Consolidate a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, with the Statewide General Election to be Held on the Same Date Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10403 for the Purpose of Electing Members of the City Council 
  • Resolution No. 2020-46 - Adopting Regulations for Candidates for Elective Office Pertaining to Candidates Statements Submitted to the Voters at an Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020
  • Resolution No. 2020-47 - Calling for the Holding of a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the Submission of a Proposed Charter Amendment
  • Resolution No. 2020-48 - Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange to Consolidate a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, with the Statewide Primary Election to be Held on the Same Date Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10403 for the Purpose of Submitting a Proposed Charter Amendment
  • Resolution No. 2020-49 - Setting Priorities for Filing Written Arguments Regarding a City Measure, and Directing the City Attorney to Prepare an Impartial Analysis
  • Resolution No. 2020-50 - Providing for the Filing of Rebuttal Arguments for the City Measure Submitted to the Voters at the General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 9285
 

MAY 18, 2020

 

 CITY ATTORNEY IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS DUE

MAY 19, 2020 - 
MAY 28, 2020

 EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR THE IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

MAY 26, 2020

 DIRECT ARGUMENTS DUE 

MAY 27, 2020 -
JUNE 5, 2020         

 EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR THE DIRECT ARGUMENTS

JUNE 5, 2020

 REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS DUE

JUNE 6, 2020 -  
JUNE 15, 2020

 REBUTTAL ARGUMENT REVIEW PERIOD

JULY 13, 2020 -
AUGUST 7, 2020

 DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY/NOMINATION PAPERS  

AUGUST 10, 2020

 REGISTRAR OF VOTERS TO EMAIL MEASURE 
 LETTER DESIGNATION

AUGUST 13, 2020

 SECRETARY OF STATE TO DETERMINE ORDER OF NAMES 
 ON BALLOT

OCTOBER 5, 2020

 

 FIRST DAY VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE

 Track your ballot at ocvote.com/track

OCTOBER 19, 2020

 

 LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE

  • Is your voter registration info up-to-date? Update your voter registration here

  • Did you miss the deadline to register to vote?  You can still register to vote by visiting the Registrar of Voters Office.  For more information -

    ocvote.com/conditional-voter-reg

OCTOBER 24, 2020

 

 FIRST DAY VOTE CENTERS ARE OPEN

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

 

 ELECTION DAY (VOTE CENTERS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND  
 CLOSE AT 8 P.M.)

  • You can also drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at your nearest polling place on Election Day - ocvote.com/lookup

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CANDIDATES FORUMS

 
CANDIDATE FORUM HOST 

 LOCATION  DATE/TIME
           

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

 via Zoom 
 
Reservation required (click here)

 August 20, 2020
9:00 a.m.

 Speak Up Newport

 via Zoom

Click here to join the forum

 September 9, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   
West Newport Beach Assn. Candidates Forum
 via Zoom

Send WNBA an email and
they will send you a link
wnbasecretary@gmail.com

 September 16, 2020
6:00 p.m.
 
Corona del Mar Residents Association

A unique Virtual Conversation
via Zoom

Registration required 
To RSVP click here

 September 30, 2020
6:00 p.m.    

 Friends of OASIS Senior Center
 via Zoom

Click here to join the forum
Zoom ID: 806 395 3593
Password: OASIS
 October 2, 2020
10:00 a.m.
walt@howald.us

 

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Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 1.16.050 - Use of the Official Seal

A.    The official seal of the City of Newport Beach shall only be used for the official business of the City of Newport Beach, its City Council, boards and commissions, committees, officers or departments, except upon approval of the City Council by ordinance or resolution. Except as expressly provided herein, no person, other than the City of Newport Beach, shall reproduce, use, allow to be used, give away, sell, or distribute the official seal of the City of Newport Beach.

B.    As used herein, the term “official seal of the City of Newport Beach” shall mean: (1) the seal defined in this chapter as well as any design which is an imitation of said seal or of the design thereof, or which may be mistaken for the seal of this City or the design thereof; and (2) any cut, facsimile, or reproduction of said seal.

C.    As used herein, “use” of the official seal of the City of Newport Beach shall include the depiction of the official seal of the City of Newport Beach in any picture, photograph, or visual representation, whether it is a direct depiction of the seal or the seal is included in the background.

D.    As used herein, the term “official business” shall include: official communications that reflect a position or policy of the City Council; the placement of the City seal on City owned/leased property, City uniforms or City signs; communications from City employees related to matters which the employees are working on for the City; and communications that do not set forth a position or policy of the City such as proclamations, constituent services, thank you cards and letters of condolence. As used herein, the term “official business” shall not include any of the following uses: commercial; or noncommercial including, but not limited to, nonprofit, malicious, political, including, but not limited to, the support of or opposition to any person seeking an elected office or any ballot measure, religious, educational, fundraising, personal or secular. (Ord. 2015-27 § 1, 2015: Ord. 1582 § 2, 1974)

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Voter Registration: 

Voter registration applications are available in the City Clerk's Office from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Applications are also available online at the Orange County Registrar of Voters (ROV) website at: www.ocvote.com.

You May Register to Vote in California if:

  • You are a United States citizen at the time you register
  • You are a resident of California
  • You are at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next election
  • You are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent

Voter Registration Deadlines:

In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide Election Day.

You will need to re-register to vote when:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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