Elections

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General election information

The 2022 general election is Nov. 8, 2022. Election Day is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Menlo Park's municipal elections take place in even-numbered years and due to the City Council's staggered 4-year terms, at each regular election voters elect two or three city councilmembers by district (each serving a four-year term).

The November 2018 election was the first general municipal election since Menlo Park implemented by-district elections and the November 2020 election completed the established election sequencing. Ordinance 1044 amended Chapter 2.04 of the municipal code to include the electoral districts and election sequencing. You can view the approved City Council districts.

Voter registration

Registering to vote is the first step every citizen takes to become an eligible voter. Once registered, you can begin to strengthen our democracy by participating in elections, working at our polling precincts, and even registering others like yourself to become voters. Registering to vote is easy.

Register online

 

Election FAQs

Who may register to vote?

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A US citizen
  • A resident of California
  • At least 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not declared mentally incompetent by court action

Which district am I in?

How do I register to vote?

By filling out a Voter Registration Form available at all Post Offices, city halls, most public libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles and most governmental agencies. You can fill out a registration form online at the Secretary of State's website.

How can I find out if I am registered to vote?

You may call 650-312-5222 or check for yourself online at the San Mateo County Elections Division website. 

What if I have more questions?

You can find answers to many election related questions on the San Mateo County Elections Division website. 

Contact us

Judi Herren
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk
Email

650-330-6621