District Elections

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita, like hundreds of cities and school districts across the state, is making a change in how voters elect its City Council. Beginning in 2024, voters will vote for one City Council Member who lives in their district. This will replace the current system of at-large citywide elections in which voters have the ability to vote for all City Council Members.

One of our primary goals when drawing City Council districts is to draw lines that respect neighborhoods, history, and geographical elements. So we want to know: What do you consider the boundaries of your neighborhood?

How to participate?

Share your specific thoughts, draw a map, or attend the upcoming workshop to get involved!

  • Submit written testimony about your community, the process, or a specific map to districts@cityofrsm.org.
  • Click here to see the calendar of public meetings at which you can speak about the process or a specific map.
  • Click here to view the draft maps or here to go directly to the Interactive Review Map.
  • Click here for information on drawing and submitting maps.

At the hearings and workshop, we want you to:

  • Share your story
  • Define your neighborhood or community of interest
  • Explain why districting is relevant to your community
  • Get the tools you need to draw a map of one district or of all districts
  • Share your opinions of the draft maps
  • Talk to your neighbors and local organizations