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On every even-numbered years, the City of East Palo Alto conducts its municipal general elections in November. This year the election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Additionally, this year the voters will select three (3) Council Members to sit on the five-member City Council and three (3) ballot measures.  The seats for Vice Mayor Larry Moody, Councilmember Lisa Gauthier, and Councilmember Carlos Romero will expire in November 2016.  More information about the City's ballot measures is found on the webpage to your left: Measures

In alphabetical order, below are the four (4) names of the candidates,  who are qualified by the San Mateo County Elections Office to run for City Council in the City of East Palo Alto.  Along with their names is their contact information, which they granted the City of East Palo Alto to post on this website.

Lisa Gauthier 
P.O. Box 51273, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Duane Goff
P.O. Box 50954, Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 390-4817

Larry Moody
774 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 380-7165

Carlos Romero
2211 Ralmar Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 328-4363

Disclaimer: The City of East Palo Alto neither supports nor opposes any of the candidates, and so remains neutral during the elections.

Are you a registered Voter?  Do you need to re-register?  What does this even mean?
It means that you are a resident of your city and state.  You are 18 years or older. But most of all, you want to vote for individuals and/or measures that best represent your views in our democratic society.  

To make your vote count, you need to register to vote.  That is submit your name, address, and other information that the California Secretary of State requires.  When that department receives your information, it is shared with the County of San Mateo, who then shares it with the City of East Palo Alto during elections.  This information enables us to know that you are now registered to vote, can be appointed to any of the City's advisory bodies, and/or maybe one day run for office.

You can register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov   or you can fill out the registration forms in the East Palo Alto City Hall Office at 2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

If you are a new American citizen or will be between now, October 18th, and Tuesday, November 8th (ELECTION DAY), then you can register to vote between October 25th and the day of the Election. 
- All you need are proof of citizenship and a California identification card.

If you are a registered voter, but have recently moved then, you must re-register!

To register, please click on this link: Register to Vote

If you do not have time to vote on Election Day, you have the opportunity to Vote By Mail. Vote By Mail ballots were dropped off at the U.S. Post Office the week of October 10th, prior to the election.  

If you have not revived your Vote By Mail Ballot, then please call the San Mateo County Elections Office at (650) 312-5222. 

If you are voting by mail, please put your ballot in the pre-postage paid envelope AND remember to sign the envelope. 
     - You may mail back your envelope through the U.S. Postal service, East Palo Alto City              Hall-2nd Floor - Black Ballot Box, or on Election Day at your designated polling place.

If you lose your envelope to your ballot, you can pick one up at the East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Avenue, 2nd Floor.  
     - You can bring your ballot with you and place it in your new envelope.  Just remember to               please sign the envelope, and drop it off in the black box.

To vote by mail, then please select this link: Vote by Mail

REMEMBER:  Ballots must be postmarked by November 8th, Election Day, and received within 3 days of the election for your vote to count!

San Mateo County is seeking individuals to work as Election Officers at polling places throughout the county.  Depending on your assignment, the stipend ranges from $115-$140 for the entire day, plus $25 for the time you spend in training class.

Your duties can include voter sign-in and ballot distribution.

For more information, please contact the Elections Office recruiters at (650) 286-2810.

Below are wonderful website links to learn more about the election process, candidates and measures, and historical election turnouts.

San Mateo County Elections Division
California Secretary of State

Election Archives