Current & Past Elections

Overview

Senate Bill 415: Elections Moving from Odd to Even Years

Why don’t I see my jurisdiction on the ballot?

San Mateo County’s election landscape is changing. Most scheduled local elections will no longer occur in odd-numbered years beginning in 2017. Senate Bill No. 415 (SB 415), also known as the California Voter Participation Rights Act, mandates jurisdictions with odd-year elections to move to even-year elections by November 2022 if voter turnout falls below a threshold established by law. The new law aims to increase voter participation and lower costs in local elections since even-numbered year elections have higher voter turnout.

Overview

Regularly Scheduled Elections

Special District Elections

November – Even Years

  • Bayshore Sanitary District
  • Broadmoor Police Protection District
  • Coastside County Water District
  • Coastside Fire Protection District
  • Colma Fire Protection District
  • Granada Community Services District
  • Highlands Recreation District (Starting 2020)
  • Ladera Recreation District
  • Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Mid-Peninsula Water District (Formerly Belmont County Water District – 2000)
  • Midcoast Community Council
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space, Wards 5, 6, 7
  • Montara Water & Sanitary District
  • North Coast County Water District
  • Peninsula Health Care District
  • Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council
  • San Mateo County Harbor District
  • Sequoia Healthcare District
  • West Bay Sanitary District
  • Westborough Water District
  • Woodside Fire Protection District (Starting 2020)

November – Odd Years

  • East Palo Alto Sanitary

Non-scheduled elections

  • County Service Area #1
  • San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District

School District Elections

November – Even Years

  • Bayshore Elementary School District
  • Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
  • Brisbane Elementary District
  • Burlingame School District (Starting 2020)
  • Cabrillo Unified School District
  • County Board of Education
  • Hillsborough City School District
  • Jefferson Elementary School District
  • Jefferson Union High School District
  • La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District
  • Las Lomitas Elementary School District
  • Millbrae School District
  • Menlo Park City School District
  • Pacifica School District
  • Portola Valley School District (Starting 2020)
  • Ravenswood City School District
  • Redwood City School District
  • San Bruno Park School District
  • San Carlos School District (Starting 2022)
  • San Mateo-Foster City School District (Starting 2020)
  • San Mateo County Community College District
  • San Mateo Union High School District
  • Sequoia Union High School District
  • South San Francisco Unified District
  • Woodside Elementary School District

Municipal Elections

November – Even Years

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane (Starting 2020)
  • Burlingame (Starting 2022)
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside

County Offices – Even Years

  • Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
  • Board of Supervisors, Districts 2 & 3
  • Controller
  • Coroner
  • County Superintendent of Schools
  • District Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Superior Court Judges (various offices)
  • Treasurer-Tax Collector

Federal/State Office – Even Years

Gubernatorial Primary/General

Federal Offices:

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative in Congress, 14th District
  • U.S. Representative in Congress, 18th District

State Offices:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Controller
  • State Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • State Board of Equalization, District 2
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction (Primary only)
  • State Legislative Offices:
  • State Assembly, 19th District
  • State Assembly, 22nd District
  • State Assembly, 24th District
  • County Offices:
  • Superior Court Judges (various offices)
  • Board of Supervisors, Districts 1, 4, & 5

Presidential Primary/General

Federal Offices:

  • Presidential Preference (Presidential Primary)
  • President/Vice President (General)
  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative in Congress, 14th District 
  • U.S. Representative in Congress, 18th District

State Legislative Offices:

  • State Senator, 11th District
  • State Senator, 13th District
  • State Assembly, 19th District
  • State Assembly, 22nd District
  • State Assembly, 24th District