Elections

Overview

Elections
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.

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November 3, 2020
Presidential General Election

Election Information

Election Calendar

Candidate Information

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_ – City of San Mateo: City General Plan Amendment Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

Measure_ – City of San Mateo: City General Plan Amendment with City Council Approval Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

Measure_ - City of San Mateo: Transient Occupancy Tax Measure

Majority Voter Approval Required

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

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Vote Center Hours

Dates Open Number of Vote Centers Business Hours
October 5 to October 30* Three Vote Centers will be open. Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 31 to November 2 Total of forty-five Vote Centers will be open. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 3 (Election Day) All forty-five Vote Centers will be open. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Vote Centers will not be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.