November 2022 Election

The Del Mar City Council is comprised of five elected City Councilmembers who serve staggered four-year terms.  Mayor and Deputy Mayor appointments rotate annually among City Councilmembers.  

On June 6, 2022, the Del Mar City Council adopted the required resolutions calling for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election.  On November 8, 2022, the voters of Del Mar will be voting for two City Council seats which will become vacant due to the term expiration of Council seats currently held by Mayor Dwight Worden and Councilmember Terry Gaasterland.  There are no Del Mar specific ballot measures being brought forward for voter consideration during the November 2022 General Municipal Election.  The election will be consolidated with the County of San Diego Registrar or Voters (ROV).  

Candidate Filing Information 

Candidates for elective office of the City of Del Mar must be registered voters of the City at the time nomination papers are issued. Nomination papers, along with an informational packet for City Council Candidates, will be available from the Administrative Services Manager/City Clerk Sarah Krietor by appointment beginning Monday, July 18, 2022. Please contact or (858) 375-9517 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  

It is important to note that according to the Elections Code 10220, nominating signatures can only be gathered during the nomination period, which will be from July 18 through August 12, 2022.  The deadline for filing all of the required nomination papers is 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022.  However, if nomination papers for an incumbent elective officer (City Councilmember) of the City are not filed by 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022, the voters shall have until 5:30 p.m. on August 17, 2022, to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for elective office.

Voting Information 

To vote in the November 8, 2022 Election voters can register or check their voter registration status online at  Voter registration cards are also available at Del Mar City Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar CA 92104.

The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (ROV) will be mailing all registered voters’ ballots about 30 days prior to the election. Voters have the option to vote by mail; drop off their mailed ballot at a secure drop off location; or vote in-person at one of the County’s Voter Centers.  Some Voter Centers will be open for voting up to 11 days, including election day.  Voting Center locations for the November 2022 election have not been finalized at this time; however, the Del Mar Library has been identified as a Ballot Drop Box location. Voters can check the ROV’s website at: for more information regarding voting and to confirm their voter registration status.  

Election Resolutions

Resolution 2022-31- Resolution calling the November 2022 General Municipal Election 

Resolution 2022-32- Resolution requesting a consolidated election with the County of San Diego ROV 

Resolution 2022-33- Adopting regulations for candidates' statements 

Election Timeline 

Date Event 
July 18- August 12, 2022 Candidate Filing Period 
August 17, 2022 Extended Candidate Filing Period (only if incumbent does not file) 
September 29, 2022 Last day to file 1st Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement (Form 460) 
October 10, 2022 ROV to Begin Mailing Vote-by-Mail Ballots and Voter Information Packets
October 10, 2022- November 8, 2022 at 8pm Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations Open (including the Del Mar Library) 
October 24, 2022 Last day for voters to register to vote in the November 2022 General Municipal Election 
October 27, 2022 Last day to file 2nd Pre-Election Campaign Expenditure Statement (Form 460)
November 8, 2022 Election Day 
No later than December 8, 2022 ROV to Certify Election Results