2020 Municipal Election
The City of Belmont will hold its next regularly-scheduled municipal election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, which coincides with the Presidential Election. Two Council seats are up for election this year, Councilmember Tom McCune and Councilmember Davina Hurt, both of whom have filed a Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement. This form basically says that they intend to be candidates for this election, and it is required if the candidate is going to fundraise or expend funds related to their candidacy.
The formal nomination period opens Monday, July 13, 2020, at which time any registered Belmont voter who is interested in running for City Council can pick up nomination papers from the City Clerk's office. (Nomination papers are not available prior to that date.) For more information about this process, please contact the City Clerk's office at 650-595-7413, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of this writing, there are no local ballot measures currently scheduled, but the City Council has until August 7 to place any matter on the ballot. This page will be updated as things change.
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 changes how we cast our ballots in November of 2020. The Act is in place for all election cycles through 2024.
San Mateo County is one of several 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 are 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 are 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.
Voters Choice Act
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:
General Election Information & Resources: