June 5, 2012
Presidential Primary Election

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Information for Voters

The Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet contains all measures and candidate statements submitted for the June 5 Presidential Primary. For the pamphlet that contains only contests you are qualified to vote on, please go to “Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Sample Ballot Pamphlet.”

Election Calendar
Roster of Candidates
Randomized Alphabet Drawing - State
Randomized Alphabet Drawing - Local

Candidate Information

Candidate Guide

Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, creating a Top Two Candidates Open Primary. This new method to determine finalists for the General Election will take effect in San Mateo County with the Presidential Primary on June 5, 2012. Voters used to only be able to vote for candidates with the same political party affiliation as themselves. In recent years, decline to state (non-partisan) voters were given the option to vote for partisan candidates when a party allows for such participation. The Top Two Candidates Open Primary system permits all voters to vote for any candidate, no matter the voter’s or candidate’s political party preference except for the offices of President and County Central Committees.

The Top Two Candidate Open Primary system will make a difference for registered voters in the primary election for state constitutional, U.S. Congressional, and state legislative offices. All candidates for a given state or congressional office will be listed on a single Primary Election ballot. Voters will then be able to vote for any candidate on that ballot, no matter the voter’s political party preference. Only the top two candidates from this single Primary Election ballot will advance to the General Election in November, 2012.

For a more comprehensive understanding of the Top Two Candidate Open Primary system please see Top Two FAQ.

Ballot Measure Information

Resolutions calling for ballot measures to be placed on the June 5, 2012 ballot will be posted as they are filed as a courtesy.

Arguments posted are posted exactly as they were submitted. These ballot measures, arguments and impartial analyses will be published in the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.

NOTE: The 10-calendar-day review period for the impartial analyses below begins at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2012, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2012. (This does not change the review period for Rebuttal Arguments, which is as listed in the Election Calendar linked above.)

School Measures

Measure S – Cabrillo Unified School District – Bond Measure

School Board Resolution
Measure, Full Text and Tax Rate Statement
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor

Measure Y – Jefferson Union High School District – Parcel Tax

Jefferson Union High School District Resolution
Measure and Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor

Measure W – Redwood City Elementary School District – Parcel Tax

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

County-Wide Measures

Measure T – County of San Mateo – Business License Tax for Vehicle Rental Businesses

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

Measure U – County of San Mateo – Transient Occupancy Tax

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

Measure X – County of San Mateo – Parking Facility Operators Business License Tax

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

Special District Measures

Measure Z – County Service Area One – Special Tax for Extended Police and Structural Fire Protection Services

Board Resolution and Measure 
Full Text
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor

Measure V – Portola Valley District – Wayside II Road Maintenance

Resolution and Measure
Impartial Analysis