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On every even-numbered years, the City of East Palo Alto conducts its municipal general elections in November. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, East Palo Alto voters chose City Council Members Lisa Gauthier, Larry Moody, and Carlos Romero to be their local representatives for the terms beginning in December 2016 through November 2020.  Furthermore, voters also supported all three ballot measures, Measure J, Measure O, and Measure P.  For more information on the measures, you may find them on the left hand side, titled: Measures

Are you a registered Voter?  Do you need to re-register?  What does this even mean?
Even though the General Municipal Election is over, it does not mean that you cannot register to vote, if you have not done so already.  You can register now!

You are considered a registered voter, if you are a resident of your city and state, and you are 18 years or older.

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 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. As it gets closer to the Election Day, vote by mail ballots will be dropped off in the U.S. Post Office and delivered to your home.

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

If you have questions regarding Vote By Mail Ballot, then please call the San Mateo County Elections Office at (650) 312-5222. 

Below are 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