2018 Municipal Election
The City of Belmont held its regular municipal election on November 6, 2018, wherein three Councilmembers were elected, voters decided to make the City Clerk and City Treasurer appointed positions (effective November 2019), and increased the hotel (transient occupancy tax) from 10% to 12% (effective December 21, 2018).
Election results for all of these matters can be found in this document.
Voters Choice Act and Changes to the Way We Cast Our Ballots
Below is a link to information regarding California's Voters Choice Act, which changed how we cast our ballots in June and November of 2018.
San Mateo County was proud to be one of 14 counties authorized by the State to conduct elections under the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA). The VCA changed the traditional polling place election model to an All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center model with ballot drop-off locations. Under this model, voters were 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 included 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 were able to 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 was 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.
Information on Previous Elections:
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