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Election Information

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The Town of Portola Valley consolidates its elections with the County of San Mateo through the Registration and Elections Division. San Mateo County election site includes a wide variety of helpful information on upcoming elections. You can also check your registration, confirm your registration status, find your vote center, track and confirm your ballot and request a vote by mail ballot.

The next General Municipal Election of the Town of Portola Valley will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to elect two Town Councilmembers each to a four-year term.

Additional Information & Helpful Websites

If you have moved, changed your name, or want to update your political party, you will need to re-register to vote!

Register to Vote -
Click here to register to vote on-line or check your current registration status. You must provide your California Drivers License number and/or the last four digits of your social security number to apply on-line.

In addition to registering to vote via this website, you can also pick up voter registration forms at Town Hall, public libraries, county offices, post offices and the Department of Motor Vehicles. You may also call the Elections Office at (650) 312-5222 and they will mail you a form.

Apply for Vote by Mail -
To become a permanent Vote by Mail voter, print, complete, sign and mail back the permanent Vote by Mail application. The return instructions are at the bottom of the application form.

If you send a letter requesting to be permanently registered to Vote by Mail, you must include the following information: your full name, residence address (in San Mateo County), mailing address where you want your ballot sent (if different from your residence address), the name and date of the election, and your signature.

Applications to Vote by Mail must be received by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, seven days prior to the election.

Go Green!
Assembly Bill 1717 enables voters to "Go Green" and sign up to access their Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet online instead of receiving a paper version in the mail.

Fair Political Practices Commission

League of Women Voters

California Election Code

Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact Sharon Hanlon, Town Clerk at and (650) 851-1700 ext. 210.