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November 3, 2020
Presidential General Election

Election Information

Vote by Mail Ballots received: 175,056
Vote Center Ballots received: 4,763
This information is a raw count estimate as of 5 p.m. October 23, 2020 that is subject to change and updated daily.​​

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Randomized Alphabet Drawing

Randomized Alphabet Drawing - State
Randomized Alphabet Drawing - Local
Note: The Local Randomized Alphabet Drawing is for State Senate Districts 11 & 13 and State Assembly Districts 19 & 24 only.

Candidate Information

List of Offices with Extended Candidate Filing Period
Roster of Candidates

Candidate Filing Options for November Presidential General Election
Please review our electronic candidate filing procedures. We encourage all candidates take advantage of this new and convenient filing option.

Candidate Registration Form
Candidates running for office for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election should complete the Candidate Registration Form and email it to Michelle Yue, Candidate Service Lead at MYue@smcacre.org. Upon receipt of the completed Candidate Registration Form, our office will call the candidate to set up a filing appointment to complete the candidate fling process. For information about the candidate filing process, please refer to our Candidate Guide.

Candidate Guide

  • City candidates shall file Nomination Papers with their City Clerk’s office. City candidates should check with their City Clerk regarding the number of required nomination signatures.
     
  • San Mateo County Harbor District candidates should file Nomination Papers with a minimum of 25 signatures with the County Elections Office.
     
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District candidates should file Nomination Papers with a minimum of 50 signatures with the district.
     
  • All other special district and school district candidates are NOT required to file Nomination Papers.

City Measures

Measure Q – City of Daly City: Sales Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure V – City of East Palo Alto: Transient Occupancy Tax Measure

2/3 Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor

Measure U – City of Half Moon Bay: Transient Occupancy Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure X – City of San Bruno: Transient Occupancy Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure S – City of San Bruno: Cannabis Business Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor

Measure Y – City of San Mateo: City General Plan Amendment Measure - Citizens’ Initiative

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure R – City of San Mateo: City General Plan Amendment  Measure - Placed on Ballot by City Council

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure W – City of San Mateo: Transient Occupancy Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

School Measures

Measure Z – Jefferson Union High School District: Bond Measure

55% Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure, Full Text and Tax Rate Statement
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Measure T – San Mateo-Foster City School District: Bond Measure

55% Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure, Full Text and Tax Rate Statement
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Special District Measures

Measure RR – Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (‘Caltrain’): Sales Tax Measure

 2/3 Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Primary Argument in Favor
Primary Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

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November 3, 2020 Election Results
Presidential General Election

Election Night Results Release Schedule:
8:10 p.m. Results include Vote by Mail ballots received in the mail on or before Sunday, November 1 and Vote by Mail ballots returned at Vote Centers and Drop Boxes on or before Sunday, November 1.
9:00 p.m. Each half-hour until all Vote Center ballots have been reported

Post-Election Results Release Schedule:

Thursday, November 5 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 16 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 23 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 30 4:30 p.m.
The election is scheduled to be certified on December 3.

Overview of Results Reporting

Election results may take up to 30 days to finalize. Click here to find out why.

Zero Report

Results on PDF – This report contains a breakdown of votes cast by mail and at Vote Centers. “Times cast” is the votes cast for a contest.

Results on CSV – This report in a comma-separated value format allows for greater data analysis. It contains a detailed breakdown of votes cast by Precinct, Contest and Candidate. [THIS IS A SAMPLE OF THE REPORT THAT WILL BE POSTED ON ELECTION NIGHT. IT DOES NOT INCLUDE VOTER REGISTRATION TOTALS.  THE REPORT WITH THE VOTER REGISTRATION TOTALS WILL BE POSTED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 26TH.]

Precinct Turnout Report – This report shows the turnout for each precinct in the election. It will be posted at the end of election night.

Statement of the Vote – The Statement of the Vote is published at the time of the certification of the election, within 30 days of Election Day. It is a listing of all election contests with totals, by precinct, by cities, by districts, including write-in votes, if any.

Precinct Consolidations – List of precincts that were consolidated for this election.