General Municipal Elections

The City of Aliso Viejo consolidates its General Municipal Election with the County of Orange in conjunction with its Statewide General Election on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years. The City Clerk oversees the administration of municipal elections and election services for the City. All election services are provided according to the California Elections Code.

City Councilmembers are currently elected at-large for a four-year term and serve "staggered" terms. Beginning in 2024, City Councilmembers will be elected by district. In 2024, District 1, District 3, and District 5 will be elected, and in 2026, District 2 and District 4 will be elected. For more information regarding by-district elections, visit avcity.org/districting.

Information contained on this page is for candidates for Aliso Viejo City Council only. Candidates running for offices on special district boards that represent Aliso Viejo residents should contact the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600 or visit their website for additional information.

2022 General Municipal Election Information

The City’s next General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2022. The election will be for two City Council seats and one measure. 

Nomination Period

This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy. The nomination period for the November 2022 election opens Monday, July 18, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. and closes Friday, August 12, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. If an eligible incumbent does not file nomination papers by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022, the nomination period will be extended for non-incumbents only until Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and a registered voter in the City of Aliso Viejo at the time nomination papers are issued.

Nomination documents are issued by and filed with the City Clerk by appointment.  For more information or to make an appointment, please email Mitzi Ortiz or call 949-425-2506.

City Council Candidates

The following is the official list of qualified candidates for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election.  Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot, according to the randomized alphabet drawing (PDF) conducted on August 18, 2022 by the California Secretary of State.

CandidateBallot DesignationCandidate Statement
Max DuncanTechnology ArchitectStatement (PDF)
Payal AvellanMother / Nonprofit DirectorStatement (PDF)
Tiffany AckleyCouncilmember, City of Aliso Viejo / AttorneyStatement (PDF)
Tara RicksenSmall Business AccountantStatement (PDF)
Arthur OsorioTechnology Director / ParentStatement (PDF)

Ballot Measure

The following measure will be placed on the November 2022 ballot:

Measure I - Councilmember Term Limits
Ballot Question
Shall an ordinance be adopted by the City of Aliso Viejo to limit consecutive years of service by members of the City Council to a combined total of two four-year terms with the ability to again serve as a member after a lapse of service of at least two years?

Voter Services

Voter Registration

Register to vote or update voter information online! Voter registration forms are also available at public libraries, post offices and City Hall. To receive a registration form by mail, please call the Orange County Registrar of Voters office at 714-567-7600. Completed registration forms can be hand-delivered to the Registrar’s office, located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. Santa Ana or dropped off in any U.S. mailbox. No postage is necessary.  You must be registered at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote or complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process.

For additional voter registration information visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Voting Options

The Voter’s Choice Act, passed in 2016, authorizes counties to conduct elections under a new model, which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Under the new model, voters can take advantage of vote-by-mail options, early voting, or cast a ballot at any vote center within the County.

Beginning in 2020, the Orange County Registrar of Voters transitioned to the new election model, which means elections are no longer a one-day event. Voting begins the month before any election day with every voter receiving a vote-by-mail ballot. Voters can decide whether to cast their vote by mailing their ballot, voting in person at a vote center, or delivering their ballot to a ballot drop box, vote center or the Registrar of Voters office. For more information, please visit the Registrar of Voters website.

Election Results

The Orange County Registrar of Voters provides local election results.

The California Secretary of State provides statewide election results.