Elections

The City Clerk is the local elections official and coordinates with the County of Orange in conduct of municipal elections. Duties of the elections official include:

  • Prepare necessary resolutions calling for general and special municipal elections
  • Declare election results
  • Coordinate the candidate nomination process
  • Receipt and process initiative, referendum, and recall petitions

Brea consolidates its regular elections with statewide elections held on the first Tuesday of November of even numbered years to fill expired City Council and City Treasurer terms and conducts elections in accordance with the California Elections Code and local regulations.

VOTER REGISTRATION 

Registration Deadlines 

New voter registration may be completed online at registertovote.ca.gov

October 19, 2020 is the last day to register to vote and receive a ballot by mail

  • Voter Registration Forms must be postmarked by this date 

Conditional Voter Registration period from October 20, 2020 – November 3, 2020 (election day) 

  • Individuals can go to the County Elections Office to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot

Already Registered? 

Changes to voter registration can be done online at registertovote.ca.gov

You will need:

  • CA Driver’s License or identification card number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Date of birth 

You can also check voter registration status online at registertovote.ca.gov

NEW VOTING OPTIONS FOR 2020

The Voters Choice Act passed in 2016 (SB 450), which allows select counties to conduct all-mail ballot elections while also providing regional Vote Centers to be open 10 days prior to Election Day through close of voting on Election Day. On February 26, 2019, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved conducting elections through this model.

Due to COVID-19, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20, calling for all California voters to receive a vote-by-mail ballot and Executive Order N-67-20, regarding in-person voting for the General Election. 

There will be several hassle-free voting options to enhance the voter experience.  Major changes include the addition of nearly 170 Vote Centers throughout Orange County, secure ballot drop-off box locations, and a flexible voting schedule.

Every registered voter will receive a Voter Information Guide and Vote by Mail ballot in the mail.  The guide will include detailed information on the election, candidates, choices of where and how to vote and more.  Multiple benefits will be outlined so voters can plan when to cast their ballot to avoid lines and time restraints.

 As a registered voter, you’ll have more options that match your busy schedule:

  • Visit: Vote at ANY Vote Center location countywide from October 30 - November 2 (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and November 3 (7 a.m. - 8 p.m.).  Vote Centers will feature electronic check-in and ballot system, disabled access voting, voter registration options, and personal customer service support and problem solving. Click here for a list of Vote Center locations throughout the county.
  • Drop:  Drive through a ballot drop-off location or drop your ballot at any countywide Vote Center. Click here for a list of Ballot Drop Box locations. 
  • Mail:  Return your ballot via the US Post Office – No stamp required

If you have already mailed in your ballot or dropped off your ballot in a Ballot Drop Box, you can track it here.

For more information please visit ocvote.com.

The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

VOTE BY MAIL & RETURNING BALLOTS 


Per Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-64-20, every registered voter in the State of California will be issued a Vote by Mail ballot.

Return ballots by mail (postage prepaid), at any ballot drop box throughout the County, at any Vote Center throughout the County, and the County Elections Office (1300 S. Grand Ave., Building C, Santa Ana).

“Seal it, sign it, return it, track it” 

Where's My Ballot?


Ballot tracking – sign up at wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov for text, email or voice call alerts on the status of your Vote by Mail ballot. 

Tool will allow voters to receive automatic updates when:

  • County mails the voter’s ballot
  • County receives the voter’s ballot 
  • Count has counted voter’s ballot 
  • If there were any issues with the voter’s ballot 

Ballet Drop Boxes


October 5 – November 3 (Drop-Off locations close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day)

Brea Civic and Cultural Center - Drive-Thru and Walk Up 
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA  92821

Brea Sports Park - Walk Up 
3333 E. Birch Street
Brea, CA  92821

Brea Vote Centers

October 30 – November 2 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

November 3 (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Brea Senior Center
Pioneer Hall
304 W. Elm St.
Brea, CA  92821

Brea Civic and Cultural Center
Community Rooms A/B • Level 2
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA  92821

City Council Elections 2020

The Brea City Council called and ordered a General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Brea, California on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two (2) Members of the City Council and one (1) Treasurer for the full term of four (4) years each.

Breans elect City Council Members at-large to a four-year term and the City Treasurer every four (4) years, in years evenly divisible by four (2014, 2016, 2020, etc.). Council Members serve staggered terms with two (2) or three (3) seats alternately expiring every two (2) years.

The current nomination period is from July 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020

2020 Brea General Municipal Election Candidates

City Treasurer Elections 2020

Breans elect the City Treasurer every four (4) years, in years evenly divisible by four (2008, 2012, 2016, etc.).

Election Day 

Orange County voters use the Hart Intercivic eSlate electronic voting machines at the polling places for November elections.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on election day. No one may campaign within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place. 

Other Election Information 

Brea had 26,708 registered voters as of June 2020.

The Secretary of State selects a random alphabetic position for names on ballots. The ballot will list all candidates in the order of the randomized alphabet. California Secretary of State’s Office will post results of the randomized alphabet drawing on their website.

If the number of candidates is not more than the number of available seats to be filled for an office, the City Council may appoint the candidates to office and cancel the election.

2020 Election Calendar

Election Archives

You may view results and corresponding election documents by visiting our Election Archives page.

Campaign Filings

You may view campaign filings for all elected officials and campaign committees by visiting our Campaign Filings page.

Contact Information

If you need any additional information of clarification, do not hesitate to contact the City Clerk’s Office at 714-990-7756.