Message from Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Mark Church Welcome to the San Mateo County Elections website.

I am honored and privileged to serve as your Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. I am committed to ensuring that our office continues its tradition of excellence and operates at a maximum level of efficiency and productivity.

Please use this website for easy access to the information and services that our office provides to the citizens of San Mateo County. I hope you find it a useful resource for election information.


September 14, 2021
California Gubernatorial Recall Election

For additional information on the California Gubernatorial Recall Election regarding candidates, please click here.

Election Information

Election Calendar

Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed to every active registered voter in San Mateo County starting August 16. Ballots can be returned in the mail or at any Drop Box or Vote Center in San Mateo County.

You can sign up for “Where’s My Ballot?” to receive automated alerts via text message, email or phone call on the status of your Vote by Mail ballot. If you do not subscribe to “Where’s My Ballot?“, you can still check the status of your ballot at “My Election Info”.

FAQs regarding the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Vote Center Hours and Locations.

Ballot Drop Box Locations.