Current Elections

General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020

Oceanside's next General Municipal Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

  • Mayor for a full four-year term
  • One (1) Member of the City Council, District 3 for a full four-year term
  • One (1) Member of the City Council, District 4 for a full four-year term
  • City Clerk for a full four-year term
  • City Treasurer for a full four-year term
  • Three (3) Ballot Measures : Term Limits, North River Farms Referendum, Cannabis Business Tax

General Candidate Information – Oceanside's Elected Offices

Oceanside's General Municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The positions up for election include Mayor (At-Large), two members of the City Council (District 3 and District 4), City Clerk (At-Large), and City Treasurer (At-Large). Municipal elections are nonpartisan.

The City of Oceanside moved from "At-Large" City Council seats to "District-Based" City Council seats in the November 2018 General Election. The newly formed City Council Districts were created with public input and will be phased in during the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. District 1 (Red) and District 2 (Blue) were introduced in the 2018 November General election. District 3 (Green) and District 4 (Tan) will be introduced in the 2020 November General Election. After all of the Districts have all been introduced, the City Council will be comprised of four City Council Members who each live in and represent one of the established City Council Districts and one Mayor who will remain electejavascript:void(0);d “At-Large”.

Two current members of the City Council were elected to an “At-Large” seat. This means that until their term expire, they will continue to serve in an “At-Large” capacity. Therefore, they are allowed to live anywhere in the City of Oceanside until their term expires in 2020.

More information about District Elections.

Measures - November 3, 2020 

Measure K - Term Limits

Shall the Ordinance adding Article XVII, Section 2.94 to Chapter 2 of the Oceanside City Code establishing limits of three four year terms whether consecutive or not for the offices of mayor and city council member be adopted?

YES

NO

The City Council approved placing this item on the November 2020 ballot at its regular meeting held on December 18, 2019.

 Full Text of the Ordinance
  City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
 Argument FOR Argument AGAINST
 Rebuttal to Argument AGAINST   Rebuttal to Argument FOR

 

Measure L - North River Farms Referendum

Shall Ordinance No. 19-OR0729-1, rezoning approximately 176.6 acres in northeastern Oceanside to implement the North River Farms project, be adopted? The current zoning is Agricultural, potentially allowing 2.5-acre minimum residential lots. Ordinance No. 19-OR0729-1 changes the zoning to Planned Development to accommodate the North River Farms project, approved by the City Council, including up to 585 homes, a 24.9-acre commercial village, 68.1 acres of agriculture, and 17 acres of parks/open space.

YES

NO

The City Council approved placing this item on the November 2020 ballot at its regular meeting held on June 24, 2020

 Full Text of the Ordinance
 City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
 Argument FOR Argument AGAINST 
 Rebuttal to Argument AGAINST Rebuttal to Argument FOR

 

Measure M - Cannabis Business Tax

Shall the City of Oceanside establish a Cannabis Business Tax not to exceed 6% of gross revenues for Cannabis Retailers, Manufacturers and Distributors and not to exceed 3.5% of gross revenues for Cannabis Cultivators to generate approximately $1,900,000 annually, until voters change or repeal the tax, to fund general city services, including enforcement efforts against cannabis businesses operating illegally? 

YES

NO

The City Council approved placing this item on the November 2020 ballot at its regular meeting held on August 5, 2020

 Full Text of the Ordinance
  City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
 Argument FOR Argument AGAINST
  Rebuttal to Argument AGAINST Rebuttal to Argument FOR

 

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 cityclerk@oceansideca.org .

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

For more information you may visit the San Diego Registrar's website.

More information regarding the City of Oceanside's campaign sign regulations

Notice of Reorganization (2018)