Election Information

Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that a General Municipal Election will be held in the Town of Hillsborough on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for three Members of the City Council for the full term of four years. If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by Section 10229 of the Elections Code of the State of California. The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

General Municipal Election

A General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing three members of the Town of Hillsborough’s City Council.  The term of office will be for four years beginning in December 2020.  A candidate must be a resident of the Town of Hillsborough and a registered voter of the Town at the time nomination papers are issued. 

The nomination period for election to the office of City Councilmember will be from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020, to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020.  If a qualified incumbent does not file nomination papers by 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020, the nomination period will be extended for non-incumbents only until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Nomination papers will be available after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020, from the Hillsborough City Clerk’s Office by appointment only.  Please contact City Clerk Miyuki Yokoyama at 375-7412 or myokoyama@hillsborough.net for more information or to make an appointment to take out nomination papers.

Candidate Seminars

The San Mateo County Elections Office will be conducting Candidate Seminars for the November 3, 2020 Election.  The seminars will cover important topics regarding candidacy for the November Election, including filing deadlines, filing forms, candidate statements, campaign finance reports, and vote data, etc.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminars will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.  The seminars will be held on the following dates and times: 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

For more information about the Candidate Seminars and to register, please visit the County’s webpage at https://www.smcacre.org/rsvp-candidateseminar, or contact Michelle Yue at myue@smcacre.org or 650-312-5293. 


City Council Election

The City Council consists of five members who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term by the citizens of Hillsborough. Elections are held in November of even-numbered years.

Candidates Appointed to Hillsborough City Council

The City Council appointed the two candidates, Marie Chuang and Laurence M. May, to the Hillsborough City Council at a Special City Council meeting held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Appointing the two candidates to fill the two City Council seats allowed the Town to cancel the November 6, 2018 general municipal election and avoid the election costs. Marie Chuang and Laurence M. May took office at the December 10, 2018 City Council meeting.

Mayor & Vice-Mayor

The Mayor and Vice Mayor are elected by the City Council. On Monday, December 10, 2018, the City Council elected Shawn M. Christianson as Mayor and Alvin L. Royse as Vice Mayor. Both Mayor Christianson and Vice Mayor Royse will serve a maximum of two one-year terms. The City Council also consists of Councilmembers Jess E. (Jay) Benton, Marie Chuang and Laurence M. May.

General Election Information

Government Officials for the Town of Hillsborough

OfficeOfficialAddressPhone NumberWebsite
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 1Supervisor Dave PineHall of Justice
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: 650-363-4571Website
California State Assembly, 22nd DistrictAssemblymember Kevin Mullin1528 S. El Camino Real
Suite 302
San Mateo, CA 94402
Ph: 650-349-2200Website
California State Senate, 13th DistrictSenator Jerry Hill1528 S. El Camino Real
Suite 303
San Mateo, CA 94402
Ph: 650-212-3313Website
United States House of Representatives, 14th DistrictCongresswoman Jackie Speier155 Bovet Road,
Suite 780
San Mateo, CA 94402
Ph: 650-342-0300

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