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General Candidate Information – Oceanside’s Elected Offices 

Oceanside’s next General Municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The positions up for election include two members of the City Council and the City Treasurer.

Each Council Member was elected “At-Large”, which means that until their term expires, they will be serving in an “At-large” capacity and they are allowed to live anywhere in the City of Oceanside. However, when their term expires, they will be required to live within the boundaries of the district that is on the ballot during that election in order for them to be able to run for that City Council seat. The districts will be phased in during the next two election cycles. The red #1 and blue #2 district will be introduced in 2018 and the green #3 and the tan #4 districts will be introduced in 2020. After they have all been introduced the City Council will be comprised of four City Council Members who each live in one of the established districts and one Mayor will remain elected “At-Large”.

Municipal elections are also nonpartisan. Candidates are not asked their political party affiliation.

Oceanside is a Charter City but follows the California Elections Code, Government Codes and Fair Political Practices Commission regulations in all election matters. The City Clerk serves as the Election Officer for the City. All election-related questions should be addressed to the City Clerk Department at (760) 435-3001 or e-mailed to

Oceanside consolidates its elections with San Diego County, working with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

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