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Judi Herren

City Clerk


General election information

Regular municipal elections for the City of Menlo Park are held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. Due to the City Council's staggered 4-year terms, at each regular election voters have elected two or three councilmembers (who serve four-year terms).

The November 2018 election will be the first general municipal election since Menlo Park implemented by-district elections. 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(PDF, 616KB)  map. For more information on the process that led to by-district elections, please visit the district elections project page.

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 today!

Voting options

There are now several ways by which you can cast your vote in the next election. You can Vote by Mail, Vote Early, or Vote at the Polls on Election Day. To learn more, visit the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division website.

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.