General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday
of November in each even-numbered year

* * Read about changes to elections that started March 2020 * *

Pursuant to Section 401 of the City Charter, no person shall be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council unless he or she is, and shall have been for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding nomination or appointment, a registered elector of the District from which he or she is nominated or appointed, and for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding his or her election or appointment, a registered elector of the City. Council Members are elected for terms of four years and are limited to two consecutive terms.

The next scheduled Newport Beach General Municipal Election for the election of Council Members representing Districts 2, 5 and 7 will be November 3, 2020. Please click here to verify your Council District.

The Nomination Period begins July 13, 2020 and ends August 7, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  The required forms will not be available until July 13, 2020 and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nomination Petition (must be signed by at least 20, but not more than 30, registered voters from the District he or she is nominated);
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement; and
  • Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements.

It is recommended that individuals interested in becoming a City Council candidate contact the City Clerk's Office (949-644-3005) for information. 


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Pursuant to Chapter 1.25 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code,
the current contribution limit is $1,200. 


Feb CPI 

Difference in
Index Point Change

  % Change 


Rounded to
  Nearest $100  

2019  269.608 15.793 6.22% $1,217.40   $1,200.00
2017  253.815 12.518 5.19% $1,146.21 $1,100.00
2015  241.297 1.544 0.64% $1,089.68 $1,100.00
2013 239.753 10.024 4.36% $1,082.70 $1,100.00
2011 229.729 8.290 3.74% $1,037.44  $1,000.00