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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
Shape the Future. Vote!

Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Honor Veterans. Vote.

Voting Options


1. Vote by Mail


Learn about Voting by Mail


Permanent Vote by Mail Application
Learn more on how to receive a vote by mail ballot for all qualified elections without having to apply each time.


2. Vote Early at the Voting Centers

May 9-June 7, 2016


California law allows voters to cast their ballot any time during the 29 day period prior to Election Day. You may vote in person with your mailed ballot or on the electronic voting machine (eSlate) at either of our two Voting Centers.


Voting Center Locations:

Voting Center Hours:

  • Monday-Friday
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Saturday (May 28 and June 4)
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Election Day, June 7, 2016
    7 a.m.-8 p.m.

3. Vote at the Polls on Election Day


Vote on the eSlate

The eSlate is an electronic voting device, also known as a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting system. The eSlate has won acclaim for its ease of use, accessibility and accurate vote tabulation. 

Visit the eSlate Learning Center to learn more.


How to mark a paper ballot

Step by step instructions on how to mark a paper ballot.



Voter Registration
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Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE