Poway is a General Law city governed by a 5-member City Council. A Mayor and four members of the City Council are elected to serve 4-year terms. In 2018, elections for council members transitioned to by district, instead of 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 the map (PDF).
General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020
Please visit the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election page for more information regarding candidates and measure
Following a public input process including six public hearings, the City Council unanimously selected Council District Boundary Map 133 (PDF) and voted to transition to By-District Elections for City Council Members. The initial District Election was held November 6, 2018 for Council Districts 1 and 3. Election for Council Districts 2 and 4 will be held on November 3, 2020.
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November 3, 2020 General Election - COVID-19 Update
|Pursuant to Executive Order N-64-20 (PDF), every Californian who is eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election shall receive a vote-by-mail ballot. An update will be provided once the details of in-person voting and drop-off locations have been configured by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.