Election Information

The City Council is made up of an elected Mayor and four district Councilmembers. On November 3, 2020, the first District elections took place for a separately elected Mayor and Councilmembers for District 1 and District 3. Councilmembers for District 2 and District 4 will be selected by voters in those districts in the next General Election in 2022. A Deputy Mayor is appointed on an annual rotation. There are no term limits for City Councilmembers. 

Solana Beach's General Municipal Election is held in even numbered years on the first Tuesday after the First Monday in November. The City contracts with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to provide certain election services. 

General Municipal Election November 8, 2022     *Notice of Candidate Election (all languages)    *Notice of Measure (all langages)

Check your voter registration here.
Track your ballot here once it is mailed, received, and counter

Solana Beach City Council District Maps

2022 Council District Map (All Districts)
District 1 Map      District 2 Map        District 3 Map      District 4 Map
 

Ballot Measure S Information: November 8, 2022 Election 

On July 13, 2022 the City Council approved a City Services ballot measure (Proposed Ordinance 526) to be put to the voters of the City of Solana Beach during the next November General Election.

For more information about the measure visit Solana Beach Measure S 
 

Local Election Information

Who are my elected City, State and Federal representatives?

Find your local, state and federal voting districts here.
 

City of Solana Beach Representatives:

California State Representatives:

U.S. Representatives

Local Candidate Instructions: November 8, 2022 Election

The nomination period for City Council candidates in Districts 2 and 4 took place Monday, July 18, 2022 through Friday, August 12, 2022. Nomination papers were issued to qualified voters of designated districts. 

Write-In Candidate Filing Period: August 12 - October 25 To make an appointment or for more information contact the City Clerk 858-720-2400. 

Find your Elective District here: San Diego Registrar of Voters: Voter Info Lookup

Local Candidate Status: November 8, 2022 Election 

The following people participated in the nomination process and have qualified for the ballot.  *Candidate List Notice
Write-In Candidate Filing Period: August 12 - October 25 To make an appointment or for more information contact the City Clerk 858-720-2400. 

  Candidates Qualified - Ballot Order    
District 2      
  Kristin Brinner
Lead Software Engineer
Candidate Statement  Biographical
  Kristi Becker   
Solana Beach City Councilmember
Candidate Statement  Biographical 
District 4      
  Jill MacDonald
Non-Profit President
Candidate Statement  Biographical
Local Campaign Activity Codes and Regulations

Local Election Code: Solana Beach Municipal Code 

* Disclaimer: All information provided here is intended to address basic inquiries and may not be relied on for direction in place of meeting all required regulations necessary to meet compliance and qualification. Candidates and Authors should consult with experts that may assist in interpretation of the election process.* 

In addition to meeting the State of California Elections Code, the City's Municipal Code, Chapter 2.24 Elections, contains specific City regulations including, but not limited to:

Local Committee Contribution Limits

Local contribution limits are updated annually by applying the San Diego County Consumer Price Index January (per SBMC 2.24.040 A) .  

  • Candidate and Controlled Committees are limited to receiving contributions of:
    • $220 per individual
    • $6,710 for aggregate contributions (from a combination of businesses, organizations, committees, etc.)
  • Ballot Measure Committees are not subject to contribution limits. 

Local Campaign Committee Filing Requirements

Activities considered campaign related for local elections of candidates and/or measures may require campaign statement filings per state and local codes and regulations. 

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires the Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) to be filed with the City Clerk prior to any expenditures or soliciting/receiving of contributions, including a Candidate's expenditure of personal funds (the Candidate Statement fee).

City Committees (including Candidate Committees) are triggered for local filings when contributions or expenditures supporting/opposing a candidate or measure reach $200. Campaign Committee Form 410. This dollar amount is lower than the FPPC trigger of $2,000. Both filings are required, when each are triggered, in addition to the subsequent pre-election filings. 

Political Advertising Highlights

Local Campaign Statement Filings

Local election campaign statements are filed with the City Clerk.
Local Campaign Filings For filings prior to 2021, contact the City Clerk's office for copies.

Local Citizen Initiative Filing Fee

A Citizen Initiative filing fee is $200, per the City's user fee study as allowed by the California Election Code.

Campaign Sign Regulations

Solana Beach LOCAL Campaign Sign Regulations
There are size restrictions for campaign signage in Solana Beach. Election signs may be posted anytime before an election. All election signs must be removed within 10 days following election day. Open link above for the specifics code regulations. 

County of San Diego Campaign Sign Regulations (for City's border streets outside City boundaries) 

State of Ca. Dept. of Transportation Campaign Sign (regarding I-5 property right-of-way)    


Additional Helpful Links

San Diego County Registrar of Voters
General Registrar of Voters Election Information

Vote Center Locations & Ballot Drop Box Locations
California Secretary of State
Political Reform Act (Gov. Code 81000)

Note: The Elections Official, City Clerk, is responsible for coordinating and executing municipal elections, including distribution and qualification of nomination papers, and maintaining all campaign statements and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). It is the responsibility of all candidates/committees to follow constitutional, statutory, and City code provisions applicable to elections. 

Contact Us

City of Solana Beach (858) 720-2400