City of Escondido Mayor

Employer / Organization

City of Escondido

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jul 18, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022


The Mayor is elected at large for four year terms. The Mayor officially speaks for both the government and the community as a whole. The Mayor is the presiding officer and a regular member of the city council, and has all the powers and duties for the office of council member in addition to those of mayor.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the office of the city clerk (or appropriate elections administrator) to verify that your address qualifies for the position. If you have difficulty connecting with the city elections administrator (usually the city clerk) the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office may be able to help and they can be reached at (858) 565-5800. 2) Obtain the correct filing papers from the city elections office. Elections administrators understand that first time candidates may have additional questions, so we suggest asking any additional questions regarding filing for office (like the amount of petition signatures, filing fees, or to double check filing windows/dates). 3) Submit the filing papers within 113-88 days prior to the election, but make sure that these dates are verified with the office that you will be submitting the paperwork to. Election deadlines are unforgiving and misunderstanding them will prevent you from appearing on the ballot. If you have any questions, contact the office of the Escondido City Clerk which can be reached by phone at (760) 839-4617.

Submit application to:
Escondido City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, California, 92025, US