Election Information


General Information

The chartered City of Vista is governed by a five-member City Council composed of the Mayor and four Council Members elected from the city at-large.  The City Clerk is the election official and is responsible for the conduct of its municipal elections, as well as facilitating candidate filing procedures and assisting candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities during an election.  Elections are held in even numbered years.

For information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 760.643.5320, Mon-Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; alternate Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..

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Voter Registration Information

Residents may register to vote at any time. If a qualified voter is not registered to vote and wants to vote in a particular election, the qualified voter must register at least 15 days before that election.

  • Voter registration requirements: U.S. Citizen and 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • Voter registration forms are available online at the San Diego Registrar of Voters website. Citizens can fill in the registration form on-line, print and sign, and mail to the Registrar of Voters.
  • Voter registration forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office, U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other public buildings.

If you have questions about voting, please contact the San Diego County Registrar of Voters at 800.696.0136 or online at sdvote.com. Absentee ballots may be obtained from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.