November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

(Last updated on August 12, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.)


A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Poway, California,
on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the following Offices

Position District Term
Mayor At-Large  4-Year Term 
One (1) Member of the City Council 1 4-Year Term
One (1) Member of the City Council 3 4-Year Term

November 8, 2022 Nomination Period:

The nomination period for these offices begins on July 18, 2022 and closes on August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. If an incumbent does not file for re-election by end of business day on August 12, 2022, this deadline is extended to August 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. to all non-incumbents. 

Official Candidate Status (Mayoral)

Candidate Statements

Steve Vaus

Yuri Bohlen

Delta Esparza

Emeka Ibekwe (No candidate statement submitted.)

Bhavana Kansal (No candidate statement submitted.)

There will be a 10-day calendar day examination period when any voter of the City, or the City Clerk may seek a Writ of Mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the material in the Candidate Statement to be amended or deleted. The public review period for Candidate Statements is from August 13 through August 22 or in the case an incumbent does not file by the deadline causing the nomination period to be extended (for that district only), the public review period (for that district only) will be August 18 through August 27.

Unofficial Candidate Status (City Council Candidate District 1 and District 3)

The City Clerk is the Elections Official and is responsible for coordinating the Election with San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office, as well as distributing nomination papers, processing ballot measures and petitions, and maintaining all campaign statements and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

General Qualifications

Candidates must be all of the following:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age on or before Election day
  • A resident and registered voter in the City of Poway (If running for City Council District 1 or District 3, you must reside within that district)

Candidate Fees

There are no City of Poway filling fees, however, candidates who choose to have their "Candidate Statement of Qualifications" printed in the sample ballot issued by the County Registrar of Voters must bear the actual cost of printing and distribution. Candidates who opt for this printing are required to pay the fee when the nomination paper and forms are filed with the Poway City Clerk.

Calling of the General Municipal Election (Staff Report & Resolutions)

Notice of Election (English)

Notice of Election (Chinese)

Notice of Election (Spanish)

Notice of Election (Tagalog)

Notice of Election (Vietnamese)

For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Poway City Clerk’s Office by phone (858) 668-4530 or via email

City Councilmember District 4
City Councilmember District 4
City Councilmember District 4