The following information is provided as an overview of the election process for a seat on the Chino Hills City Council. Elections are consolidated with the Statewide General Election which is held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.  

Terms are staggered so that three seats are available during one election cycle and two seats are available during the next cycle. There are no term limits for City Council Members. The Mayor is selected from the membership of the City Council, routinely at the second meeting in November of each year, effective December 1st, to preside at Council Meetings and to act as the ceremonial head of the City. The Vice Mayor is also chosen at that time and acts in the absence of the Mayor. If you would like additional information or are interested in running for election, please contact the City Clerk at (909) 364-2624.

The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the election of three (3) City Council members, one each from Districts 1, 2, and 4 for full terms of four (4) years each currently represented by incumbents Ray Marquez, Peter Rogers, and Brian Johsz respectively.

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The election is being consolidated with the Statewide General Election. To view all offices up for election, please contact the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters.

Total votes cast are updated on this webpage M-F at 4:00 p.m. as results are released. To view more frequent updates to the results and results all other races, please visit results.rov.sbcounty.gov

 Next update: December 8th at 9 p.m.
District 1Total Votes Cast
Ray Marquez3,290
Jason Zhang
Eddie Wong   373
Waimin (Norman) Liu   403
Elizabeth G. McDougall (write-in)       9
District 2Total Votes Cast
Peter J. Rogers3,708
District 4Total Votes Cast
Diego Fernandez1,283
Brian Johsz2,230

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Polling Place and Ballot Drop-off Box Locations

Ballot Drop-off locations are open from Monday, October 10 Through Tuesday, November 8.  Links to Polling Places and Ballot Drop-off Box Locations can be found on the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters website. 

Early voting at   Early Vote Sites began on October 11.

There is a permanent mail Ballot Drop Box located in the City of Chino Hills in front of the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library, 14020 City Center Drive.  

There are also three more in the City of Chino at 

  1. Chino Airport, 7000 Merrill Avenue
  2. Chino City Hall, 13220 Central Avenue
  3. Chino Police Department, 5450 Guardian Way. 

Where's My Ballot?

Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot—when it is mailed, received, and counted—has never been easier. The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Where’s My Ballot? lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way.

Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive an automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.

Nomination Period

The nomination period for write-in candidates is now open. Write-in Candidates can make an appointment to receive nomination papers between September 12 through October 25, 2022.  Please contact the City Clerk at (909) 364-2524 or by email at cbalz@chinohills.org to schedule an appointment.

The nomination period for Districts 1, 2, and 4 began on Monday, July 18, 2022, and closed on August 12, 2022.  On August 18, 2022, the Secretary of State Alex Padilla conducted a Randomized Alphabet Drawing to determine the order that candidates' names will appear on the November 8, 2022, General Election ballots.  The following candidates qualified for the Ballot and are listed in Ballot order:

District 1 
Ray Marquez
Jason Zhang
Eddie Wong
Waimin (Norman) Liu

Elizabeth Garcia McDougall (Write-in)

District 2
Peter Rogers

District 4 
Diego Fernandez
Brian Johsz

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Election Calendar

Oct 10First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots Delivered to Voters' Mailboxes
Oct 18Last Day for Registrar of Voters to Mail Voter Information Guides and Polling Place Notices
Oct 24Last Day to Register to Vote
Oct 27Last Day to File Campaign Expenditures Statements (2nd Pre-Election Statement)
Nov 1Counting of Mail ballots begins at 9 a.m. and continues periodically, M-F until complete
Nov 8 ELECTION DAY - Polls are Open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm - Counting of Polling Place Ballots begins shortly after the polls close and continues until complete
Nov 18Last Day to Remove Political Signs
Dec 8Deadline to Complete Official Canvass and Certify Results

New District Boundaries

The California Elections Code requires that every ten years cities with by-district election systems use new census data to review and, if needed, redraw district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The City Council at their April 12, 2022, City Council meeting adopted Ordinance No. 381 to adopt new district boundaries. Voters only vote for the City Council position up for election in their specified district. Click here to view historical information on the transition to By-District voting.

Current District Map (PDF)

  • District 1: Ray Marquez, term ends November 2022
  • District 2: Peter Rogers, term ends November 2022
  • District 3: Art Bennett, term ends November 2024
  • District 4: Brian Johsz, term ends November 2022
  • District 5: Cynthia Moran, term ends November 2024

Find Your District

Residents can look up their district by using an interactive map online. Please follow these directions:

  • Single-Family Homes: enter the street address in the search box
  • Condominiums: enter the street address in the search box
  • Apartment Homes: enter the name of the apartment complex into the search box
  • Mobile Homes: enter the name of the mobile home park into the search box

Find Your District

The Office of the City Clerk

The City Clerk is the local election official and coordinates with the County of San Bernardino in the conduct of municipal elections. Duties of the elections official include: Preparing necessary resolutions calling for general and special municipal elections, coordinating the candidate nomination process, receipt and process of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions, and declaring election results.

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  1. City Clerk's Department

    Physical Address
    14000 City Center Drive
    2nd Floor
    Chino Hills, CA 91709

    Phone: 909-364-2620
    Fax: 909-364-2695