To register to vote, you must be
--- at least 18 years old
--- a resident of California
--- a United States citizen
--- not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
If you have moved since the last election, you must re-register to vote.
You can register to vote online. To register online, you will need:
Register in person at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. For more information on registering to vote in San Mateo County or to find out if you are registered, go to the San Mateo County Election Department website, or call 650 312-5222.
Voter's Edge California provides unbiased, in-depth voting information on candidates, ballot measures, campaign funding info and Spanish translation for State and Federal races and other basic voting information.
All of the League's Voter Service publications are on Voter's Edge California, including the Pros & Cons and the Easy Voter Guide.
Visit Smart Voter's Election Archives for ballot lists, results, and campaign promises from 1996 through February 2016. You can also get your personalized ballot for any archived election.
For Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 San Mateo County was part of a pilot program, along with Yolo County, for all mail voting. Since over 57% of San Mateo County voters already vote by mail, this was nothing new for most.
Elections in our League area will be held for Governing Board members in three school districts: Burlingame, San Carlos Elementary, and San Mateo-Foster City.
City Council elections are scheduled in Brisbane, Burlingame, San Bruno and San Mateo. San Bruno residents also elect their mayor.
Local measures are on the ballot in Brisbane, Burlingame, Pacifica and San Mateo.
The Easy Voter Guide has information to help new and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.
Check the LWV California website for information on current election issues.