Election Information

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.

List of Qualified Candidates:

Sophie Cole    Candidate Statement
Christine Krolik    Candidate Statement
Alvin L. Royse    Candidate Statement
Aaron Zornes    Candidate Statement   

All registered voters will be automatically mailed a ballot to their residence beginning October 5th.  You may cast your ballot during the 29-day period prior to Election Day and on Election Day via a ballot drop box or by mail, or vote in person. Here are some helpful tips to make sure your vote counts:

1      REGISTER:


  • Ballots are mailed beginning October 5th.   
  • Sign up for ballot tracking at https://california.ballottrax.net/voter.  This will let you know when your ballot is mailed, received by the County, and counted!


  • Drop off your ballot at any voting location and participating jurisdiction office before 8 pm on Election Day and it will be counted. For vote center locations: www.smcacre.org/vote-center-locations.  
  • Drop your ballot in any of the County Elections Office’s 24/7 outdoor ballot drop boxes. Locations include:


  • You do not need to place any stamps on the ballot return envelope. The postage has been paid by the County Elections Office.
  • Ballots must be received by the County Elections Office by 8 pm on Election Day, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within 17 days after Election Day. 

5      VOTE IN PERSON (Vote Early or on Election Day):

           Vote in Person at Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue

           Saturday, October 31 through Monday, November 2:  9 am – 5 pm

           Election Day, Tuesday, November 3:  7 am – 8 pm


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.

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.

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