The City Clerk is the election official and oversees the conduct of local elections in accordance with federal, state, and local laws to ensure that city elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.  

General Law

Poway is a General Law city governed by a 5-member City Council. A Mayor and 4 members of the City Council are directly elected at-large to 4-year terms. Beginning in 2018, elections for council members will be by district, instead of the current at-large (also known as citywide) elections. The Mayor will continue to be elected on a citywide basis.  Poway consolidates its General Municipal Elections with the Statewide General Elections held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.  View map here.

​Calendar of Events

The calendar below outlines the important dates related to this election (dates governed by the Elections Code).  

Political Sign Regulations 

On August 2, 2016, the Poway City Council adopted sign regulations which will affect political signs this campaign season. These regulations can be found in the Poway Municipal Code, Section 17.40.090(D), and in Ordinance No. 791 which was adopted August 2, 2016. These regulations are outlined in the Campaign Sign Regulations Fact Sheet and FAQ’s below:

Campaign Contribution Regulations


Additional Information

For information related to voter registration, Frequently Asked Questions, and more, please see the links below.