Elections

Welcome to the City of San Bruno Municipal Election page.  Elections are administered by the San Bruno City Clerk’s Office and the San Mateo County Elections Division. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.  

Voter Information

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Forms are available outside of the City Clerk's Office at City Hall or at the San Bruno Library.  You may also Register to Vote online. You must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years or older.  Check your registration status online.

To find out more about elections, and to find a full list of San Mateo County Voting Centers, please visit the San Mateo County Voting Center List or call the San Mateo County Elections Division main line at 650-312-5222.

By-District Elections

On March 22, 2022, the San Bruno City Council completed its sixth and final public hearing on the district formation process. By adopting Ordinance 1907, the City Council established the City’s first district map for City Council elections. The Ordinance implements by-district elections of four City Council Members beginning in November 2022. 

The City of San Bruno first by-district election will begin with representatives for Districts 1 and 4 during the November 2022 election. In November 2024, the remaining two districts (2 and 3) will be up for election.  Each district Council Member will serve a four-year term and must live in their respective district.  

The remaining Council Member, the Mayor, will continue to be elected every two years. This structure was established by Measure F in 1977 and is not affected by the adoption of a 4-district map. Thus, the November 2022 ballot will also include the election of a Mayor for the next two years. 

Find what district you live in by clicking the map below:Final Districting Map 2022
To learn more about the districting process and the adoption of the current district map, visit districtingsanbruno.org.

General Municipal Election Information

2022 Municipal Election

The next municipal election will be held on November 8, 2022 for the offices of Mayor and City Council Districts 1 and 4. This will be the first election where voters will select two offices “by district” representation. Check your district using the “Adopted Council District” map above.   

Candidates running for a Council District seat must reside and be registered to vote in the respective district. This requirement also applies to those who sign a candidate’s nomination petition.  

The nomination period opens on Monday, July 18, 2022 and closes on Friday, August 12, 2022. If the incumbent does not file for nomination by the deadline the nomination period deadline for that office “only” is extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Candidate Instructional Guide

A candidate’s instructional guide is available to assist prospective candidates in making the important decision to run for elective office.  The guide is not legal advice, but helpful instructions that allow navigation of the nomination process. It is ultimately the responsibility of the candidate to become educated on the legal requirements necessary to run for elective office. 

Candidate Filing Seminar

San Mateo County Elections Office has two schedule candidate filing seminars.  To attend, interested individuals must complete an online rsvp form.

Candidate Filing Status

See who has picked-up nomination documents and/or filed documents:  

Candidate Status Information as of August 15, 2022

Ballot Measures

The City of San Bruno has approved the following measure for the November 8, 2022 general municipal election ballot.  

Notice of Measure

Resolution 2022-80 Term Limits Measure

City Council and Mayor Term Limits


Shall an ordinance be adopted to amend the City of San Bruno Municipal Code to limit service on the City Council to consecutive terms of no more than 12 consecutive years or as Mayor to consecutive terms of no more than 12 consecutive years? 

 

YES 

 

NO 

 

Argument and Rebuttal Filing Forms

Arguments may be filed in the City Clerk’s Office at 567 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066 no later than Thursday, August 18, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. If rebuttals are allowed, the deadline for filing is Friday, August 26, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 616-7061 for official filing forms.  

Arguments are limited to 300 words and shall be submitted on paper with the authors’ signatures on the appropriate forms. When filing with the City Clerk’s Office, authors shall also submit the text electronically via email or USB flash drive. If there are any differences in the paper vs electronic versions, the hard copy will prevail. Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words in length. 

Argument Checklist

Ballot Measure Primary Argument Submission Form

Ballot Measure Rebuttal Argument Submission Form

Change in Signers of Rebuttal Arguments

Official Word Count

Election Links and Sites

The City Clerk’s Office is available to answer questions and maybe reached at (650) 616-7071.

Link BelowBrief Description
Register to VoteYou can register online at the California Secretary of State website.  
Check Registration StatusIf you live in San Mateo County, find out if you are already registered.  
Track/Confirm Your Ballot Track your ballot.
Election ResultsLive election results on election day. Historical results also available here. 
Vote by MailAll the information you need to vote by mail. 
Student Voters' GuideVoting toolbox for college students.  
Voting in CollegeCommon frequently asked questions about how to vote while in college.  
Military Voters & Citizens Living AbroadEverything you need to know.  
California Secretary of State Election information in various languages.
Easy Voter Guide Voter guide with resources in various languages.
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) When voters passed the Political Reform Act they simultaneously created the FPPC to administer and enforce the landmark ethics law, as well as inform and assist public officials, employees and candidates to comply with its provisions.  The FPPC informs, assists, interprets and enforces.
San Mateo County Registrar of VotersEasy access to the information and services that the San Mateo County Registrar of Voters' Office provides to the citizens of San Mateo County .
Smart VoterFind your ballot and look up elections by county and zip code and election archives.