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Wanna Run for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council? Here Are the Deadlines

You can start pulling nominating papers as early as Monday.

The time to pull nominating papers to run for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council is drawing near.
The time to pull nominating papers to run for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council is drawing near.

November 2014 Statewide General Calendar:

  • July 14: Nomination papers/declaration of candidacy commences
  • Aug. 8: Last day to file nomination papers/declaration of candidacy
  • Aug. 13: 5-day extension if incumbent does not file
  • Sept. 25: Mailing of sample ballot pamphlets (approximate date)
  • Oct. 6: First day vote-by-mail ballots are available and 29-day close of registration
  • Oct. 20: Final close of registration
  • Oct. 28: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Nov. 4: Date of election


Interested in serving on the City Council? The following requirements must be met:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Registered voter and resident of the city of Rancho Santa Margarita
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Eligible to take the oath of office and be able to be bonded in the amounts provided for by statute
Mike Safranski July 14, 2014 at 11:49 PM
I'm not sure I understand what the requirement "be able to be bonded in the amounts provided for by statute" means. I've never seen that before when filing.

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