The City of Belmont's Next Election
The next regularly-scheduled municipal election for Belmont will be held on November 6, 2018. The election will include three City Council seats -- Charles Stone, Warren Lieberman, as well as Julia Mates, who was appointed to fill the vacant position previously held by Eric Reed, who passed away in December of 2017.
In addition, the City Council took action to place three initiatives on the November ballot: to ask voters whether or not the City Clerk and City Treasurer should be appointed rather than elected (these are separate measures), and to ask voters to increase the hotel (transient occupancy tax) from 10 percent to 12 percent.
Click here for information regarding the hotel tax.
Click here for information about the City Clerk and City Treasurer measures.
The nomination period opens July 16, 2018, at which time potential City Council Candidates may pick up nomination packets. Nomination forms are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, unless any qualified incumbent does not file, in which case the nomination period is extended (only for non-incumbents) to Wednesday, August 15, 2018. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for this election, or wish additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (650) 595-7413 or email@example.com. It is strongly recommended that you make an appointment to pick up nomination packets. It should be noted that these packets must be issued in person, they cannot be mailed.
The following City Council candidates have filed a Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, indicating their intent to run for City Council in November of 2018. This is required of potential candidates before they can begin fundraising.
Changes to Voting in the June Primary and November Elections (County-wide)
Below is a link to information regarding California's Voters Choice Act, which changes how we will cast our ballots in June and November of 2018.
San Mateo County is proud to be one of 14 counties authorized by the State to conduct elections under the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). The VCA changes the traditional polling place election model to an All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center model with ballot drop-off locations. Under this model, voters will be able to cast their ballots by mail, drop off voted ballots into a secure Ballot Drop-off Box, or vote in person at a Vote Center. The VCA also includes a provision for same day voter registration. In the past, voters were required to register or re-register 15 days before an election in order to cast a ballot. Under this new legislation, unregistered voters may go to a Vote Center on election day, fill out a Voter Registration Form, and cast a provisional ballot. Once the voter’s eligibility is verified, the provisional ballot will be counted.
Online pre-registration is now available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old. More information can be found here.
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