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 email@example.com for more information or to make an appointment to take out nomination papers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- The Guidelines for Campaign Signs (PDF) covers the Town of Hillsborough’s mandatory requirements and voluntary guidelines for campaign signs.
- The San Mateo Elections and Registrar of Voters Office provides online information about voter registration, candidate information, election schedule, absentee voting, the California Elections Code, voter turnout, election results, election officer opportunities and political parties.
- For nonpartisan election information, visit SmartVoter, by the League of Women Voters.
- Sites that may be of interest are the California Secretary of State, the California Voter Foundation and the League of Women Voters of California.
Government Officials for the Town of Hillsborough
|San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 1||Supervisor Dave Pine||Hall of Justice|
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
|California State Assembly, 22nd District||Assemblymember Kevin Mullin||1528 S. El Camino Real|
San Mateo, CA 94402
|California State Senate, 13th District||Senator Jerry Hill||1528 S. El Camino Real|
San Mateo, CA 94402
|United States House of Representatives, 14th District||Congresswoman Jackie Speier||155 Bovet Road,|
San Mateo, CA 94402
|Ph: 650-342-0300||Website |