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Election Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 General Election will be conducted a little differently. All voters will get a ballot by mail, and polls will be open from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Please note, your polling location will probably be different this year too. Get more information in the links below. If you have questions the Office of the City Clerk is here to help. Call 760-434-2808 Monday through Friday or email clerk@carlsbadca.gov.

Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters
Register to vote 
Check your ballot status 
Find drop off locations and polling places


City Council candidates  

Candidate List(by district, in the order filed) 
Candidate Statements (in the order filed) 
Notice of Nominees in Ballot Order (as drawn by the Secretary of State) 
Candidate Withdrawal Statement - Brian Higgins


Key dates

Election deadlines


Measure G. City Council Compensation

Text of the Measure 
Argument in Favor of Measure G 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis of Measure G 
Notice of Arguments Deadline 
Form of Statement of Authors 
Authorization for Another Person to Sign Rebuttal Argument Form

   District election information

Campaign finance

FPPC filings (financial disclosure forms)  
Disclosures and ethics 
Fair Political Practices Commission


Campaign sign rules

Campaign sign fact sheet 
Campaign sign placement map 
Campaign sign permit application 


Elections Results

The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters will release the first report of election results Tuesday just after polls close at 8 p.m. The first results will include mail ballots and in person ballots cast through Sunday, Nov. 1

Updates on close races will be updated on the registrar's website Monday through Friday after 5 p.m., until the counting is done. The registrar has until Dec. 3 to complete the counting and certify the results. 

The City of Carlsbad is tentatively scheduled to swear in City Council members from districts two and four at the regular City Council meeting Dec. 8.





Election notices

Notice of Election - English 

Related information

Municipal Code (Chapters 1.12 and 1.13) 
Secretary of State