Election & Voter Information

November 3, 2020 - General Municipal Election

Candidate Information:


The City of Temecula is a general law city with a five-member legislative body. Each of the five City Council Members are directly elected by the registered voters of their district. The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore are ceremonial in nature and not directly elected. The City Council selects the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore amongst themselves and the positions typically serve a calendar year.

The next general municipal election for the City of Temecula will be held on November 3, 2020 for two City Council seats – Districts 2 and 4. Districts 1, 3 and 5 will be voted upon in 2022. Click here to add your address to determine which district you live in.

The nomination period for the November 3, 2020 election is now closed. The list of candidates for District 2 and District 4, in ballot order, is as follows:

District 2
Andy Black (Candidate Statement)
Jessica Alexander (Candidate Statement)
Alisha Wilkins (Candidate Statement)

District 4
Mark Gular (Candidate Statement)
Sonia Perez (Candidate Statement)
James “Stew” Stewart (Candidate Statement)
Adam A. Ruiz (Candidate Statement)

Notice of Election (English) (Spanish)
Notice of Nominees (English) (Spanish)

Voter Information:

On November 3, 2020, the City of Temecula will conduct its general municipal election for District 2 and District 4. Several county, state and federal election contests will also be on the ballot. All registered voters of the City of Temecula will receive a mail ballot. The Riverside County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing these ballots on October 5, 2020. Riverside County voters may utilize any of the 80 vote-by-mail drop-off locations throughout the County or vote in-person at any of the nearly 130 voter assistance centers countywide.

In Temecula specifically, voters may cast their ballot in one of three ways:

Mail in the Ballot

Postage is already prepaid. Additional postage is not needed. All ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within 17 days after the election.     

Drop-Off the Ballot

Ballots may be dropped off at one of the following three vote-by-mail (VBM) locations on the days and times indicated below. Registrar of Voters staff will be present at all sites for assistance, with the exception of City Hall, where City Clerk staff will be present.

City Hall, 41000 Main Street, Temecula 92590
October 5, 2020 - November 2, 2020 - Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 3, 2020 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula 92592
October 5, 2020 – November 2, 2020: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 3, 2020 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol Street, Temecula 92590
October 5, 2020 – November 2, 2020: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 3, 2020 – 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In-Person Voting

Voters may vote in person at any voter assistance center on October 31, 2020 – November 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and November 3, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The voter assistance centers (VAC) in the City of Temecula are as follows:

Jefferson Recreation Center, 41375 McCabe Court, Temecula 92590

Margarita Recreation Center, 29119 Margarita Road, Temecula 92591

Mary Phillips Senior Center, 41845 Sixth Street, Temecula 92590

Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library, 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula 92592

Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol Street, Temecula 92590

Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula 92592

Map of Voting Locations:  Election Postcard: 
                          

      

Note Regarding Voter Assistance Centers:

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters recommends voters only use the in-person option if absolutely necessary, as the generalized use of in-person voting presents risks to public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing will be required and face coverings will be strongly encouraged.


To Register to vote, check voter status, learn about how to vote or track your ballot, please click on the icons below.  For specific questions regarding upcoming elections, please contact Director of Legislative Affairs/City Clerk Randi Johl or call (951) 694-6421.