Escondido is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. The Mayor and the City Treasurer are directly elected at large. The City of Escondido has been divided into four (4) districts, which shall be used for all regular elections of Council members; for the recall of any Council member elected; for the appointment of any new Council member to fill a vacancy in the office of member of the Council; and for any special election to fill a vacancy in the office of member of the Council.  The term of office for each member is four years with staggered terms.

 

Election Results

To find your nearest polling place, ballot drop-off location, and the candidates running for Council, use the map to search by address, or go to the links below in the Questions section.

Candidate Information by District


District 1 is currently represented by Councilmember Consuelo Martinez. The seat is up for election in 2026.

The following candidates ran for City Council District 1 in the November 8, 2022 General Election:

District 2 is currently represented by Councilmember Joe Garcia. The seat is up for election in 2026.

The following candidates ran for City Council District 2 in the November 8, 2022 General Election:

District 3 is currently vacant. The seat is up for election in 2024.

District 4 is currently represented by Councilmember Mike Morasco. The seat is up for election in 2024.

The Office Mayor is currently represented by Mayor Dane White. The seat is up for election in 2026.

The following candidates ran for Mayor in the November 8, 2022 General Election:

2022 Local Elections

Measure E - Public Safety and Essential Services Revenue Measure

Measure Question:

To provide funding for general services in the City of Escondido, such as police patrols, crime prevention, fire protection, paramedic, 911 emergency response; keeping streets, infrastructure, parks, and facilities safe, clean, and well maintained; reducing pension costs; addressing homelessness, traffic management, and other City services, shall an ordinance establishing a3/4 cent sales tax be adopted, providing approximately $21,000,000 annually for City services for 15 years, with independent audits, citizen oversight, and all money locally controlled?

July 27, 2022 Staff Report

Resolution No. 2022-98RR 

Resolution of Intent No. 2022-99

Impartial Analysis

Argument in Favor

Argument in Opposition

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor

Rebuttal to Argument in Opposition

Measure F - Establish Term Limits for all City of Escondido Elected Offices

Measure Question:

To establish term limits of two terms for persons serving as Mayor, three terms for persons serving as City Councilmember, and three terms for persons serving as City Treasurer, whether consecutive or not, shall Ordinance No. 2022-20 amending the Escondido Municipal Code be approved?

August 10, 2022 Staff Report

Resolution No. 2022-115 

Impartial Analysis

Measure G - City Treasurer Compensation and Vacancy Standardization

Measure Question:

To reduce city treasurer compensation to the same level as a city councilmember and to standardize vacancy procedures for all City of Escondido elected officials, shall Ordinance No. 2022-19 amending the Escondido Municipal Code be approved?

August 10, 2022 Staff Report

Resolution No. 2022-114

Impartial Analysis

Deadlines

Aug. 18

Arguments in favor of or against the ballot measure are due at the City Clerk’s Office by noon

Aug. 19-29

Public examination period for arguments

Aug. 19

City Attorney’s impartial analysis is due at the City Clerk’s Office by noon

Aug. 20-29

Public examination period for impartial analysis

Aug. 23

Rebuttal arguments are due at the City Clerk’s Office by noon

Aug. 24 – Sept. 1

Public examination period for rebuttal arguments

Registration Deadline

  • October 24, 2022

Election Day is November 8, 2022

Certification of Election is December 8, 2022

Completing the Census is extremely important for several reasons, but on a local level, Census results directly affect your district and voting. The Census count determines the number of and boundaries for numerous elected offices, including City Council members. Every 10 years, after the Census is completed, the City forms an independent Redistricting Commission vested with the authority to update Escondido’s Districts for future elections.

Click here for more information on how the Census directly affects Escondido.

For additional information on the independent Redistricting Commission, click here.

Where is my local ballot drop-off?

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Where is my local polling location?

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How do I check my voter registration?

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How do I check my mail-in ballot?

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How do I find past election information?

Past election information can be found here.

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