Election Information

Corona is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. Members of the City Council and the City Treasurer are elected at large for a four-year term. A municipal election is held on the first Tuesday in November in even-numbered years. Each December, the Council meets and chooses one of its members as Mayor and one as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Council.

The City Clerk serves as the election officer and is responsible for issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, city measures and the publication of necessary legal notices. In addition, all campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission are centralized in the City Clerk's Office.

In order to qualify as a candidate for a member of the City Council, an individual must be a registered voter and a resident of the City of Corona. Nomination petitions must contain the signatures of at least twenty (20) registered voters from the jurisdiction and must be filed with the City Clerk's Office no later than the close of the nomination period. If any incumbent does not file nomination papers within the filing period, the filing period will be extended for an additional five calendar days to allow anyone interested, except the incumbent, to file for that office.

Pursuant to Resolution No. 2003-68, a $25.00 filing fee is required to be paid upon the filing of the nomination papers.

The next General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Corona in 2016.

A list of Corona's Elected Officials can be obtained using this link.

General election returns are available from the County Register of Voters.

For additional information regarding elections, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (951) 736-2201.