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Government & Politics:: Voting: A right and a responsibility

Government information & participation

How to register to vote before October 15 and verify that you are registered to vote

Register to vote online

Secretary of State - Voting In California

San Mateo County vote centers open October 5

Secretario de Estado - Registrarse para votar

You may visit any of the following accessible Vote Centers in San Mateo County to register to vote, vote in person, return a voted ballot or request a replacement ballot:

  1. Redwood City Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, 555 County Government Center, Redwood City.
  2. San Mateo Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo.
  3. South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave., South San Francisco.

Vote Centers will be open from October 31 through Election Day, November 3 in each city in San Mateo County. La Honda and Pescadero will have voting centers only on Election Day, November 3. 

What's on your ballot?

The next presidential election is November 3, 2020.

Elections between presidential elections are called "midterm" elections. 

On the ballot are many local measures that determine whether there is money to fix roads on your neighborhood or add to your local schools. As big an impact as the outcome of a presidential election has, all elections include state propositions and local measures that affect whether you have rent control or are paying more fees to register your car.

To find out what you and your neighbors are voting for, you will have to read the fine print. Each proposition or measure is outlined with pro and con arguments as well as a neutral analysis.