General Election Information
The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder conducts elections for the City of Moorpark.
This year there are three ways to cast your ballot:
- Official Ballot Drop Box;
- In-person voting location; or
- By mail, no postage necessary
How to Vote By Mail
As shown in your County Voter Information Guide/Sample Ballot, follow these easy steps to Vote By Mail.
Moorpark's 24/7 Ballot Drop Box location
(Ballots are picked up daily by the Ventura County Elections Division)
799 Moorpark Avenue, in front of the Administration Building
The box is located at the top of the stairs to the right
Handicapped parking and a ramp is available
(Note: There are no assigned polling locations as in prior years)
If you are visiting an in-person voting location, you must bring your Vote By Mail ballot which will be surrendered in order to receive an in-person ballot. In-person voting locations will have elections staff able to verify whether your Vote By Mail ballot has been cast.
In the event that you do not bring your Vote By Mail ballot to an in-person voting location, you may receive a “Provisional Ballot” if elections staff is unable to verify the status of your Vote By Mail ballot (that is, that you have not already cast your Vote By Mail ballot).
Rest assured, if you receive a Provisional Ballot, your vote will still count. Your ballot will go through a separate validation process to verify that you are eligible to vote, that your Vote By Mail ballot has not been cast, and your signature matches your voter registration record.
Moorpark's In-person Voting locations and hours
- Arroyo Vista Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road
- Moorpark Community Center, 799 Moorpark Avenue
Saturday, October 31: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 1: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 2: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ELECTION DAY)
Regardless of where you live, voters may drop off Vote By Mail ballots at:
- Any Official Ballot Drop Box location across the County
- Any In-person voting location across the County between October 31 and November 3
Track your Vote By Mail ballot
To track the status of your Vote By Mail ballot to confirm it has been received and counted, sign up at:
Visit the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder website for the following information:
November 2020 Municipal Election
The municipal election on November 3, 2020 is the first time the City of Moorpark will hold district-based elections, meaning Councilmember candidates must reside within a specific geographical area called a "District," and only voters who reside in that District will elect their Councilmember. The position of Mayor will continue to be elected “at-large,” meaning that mayoral candidates may reside in any location within Moorpark’s city limits and be elected by all voters in Moorpark.
The City Council offices up for election in 2020 are:
- Mayor (elected at-large)
- Councilmember, District 2
- Councilmember, District 4
You may view a list of 2020 Municipal Election candidates and their campaign disclosures on the City’s Open Government website. You can also view the City’s District-Based Elections History website to learn about how the City’s four districts were created.
The “nomination period” is the timeframe during which interested individuals can obtain nomination papers to run for City Council. The nomination period opens Monday, July 13 and closes on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. In the event that an incumbent does not file papers to seek re-election, the nomination period for only that office will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
As this is the first district-based election in Moorpark, there are no incumbent Councilmembers that have been elected by-district and therefore the nomination period for Councilmember candidates will close on August 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. However, the nomination period for Mayor would be extended if the incumbent does seek re-election.
How do I get nomination papers to run for office?
In order to ensure each interested individual receives a full overview of the nomination process and paperwork requirements, potential candidates should make an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office by calling (805) 517-6223. Candidates must be a registered voter, reside within the Moorpark City limits, and (if running for a City Councilmember seat) must reside in a District up for election in 2020.
How do I know what District I live in?
(Click map to enlarge)
You may also view our interactive map. Simply type in your address, and your Election District will be listed on the left-side information pane.
How does voting by District affect me as a voter?
- All Moorpark voters will continue to cast a vote for the office of Mayor, regardless of where you live within the city limits.
- Only Moorpark voters who reside in District 2 or District 4 will vote for one Councilmember representative this year. Ballots for residents in District 2 or District 4 will include the position of Mayor, and one Councilmember from their voting district.
- Ballots for residents living in District 1 or District 3 will include only the position of Mayor. District elections for Districts 1 and 3 will take place in November 2022.