Election Day morning

November 3 is upon us, and polls open at 7 a.m. for voters who wish to cast a ballot in favor of or against measures and/or candidates in the Consolidated Municipal, School & Special District Election.

No county measures exist on the ballot, meaning not all cities are participating in the election. To find out whether or not you are able to vote in this election and to find your polling place, visit http://shapethefuture.org/apps/voterlookup.

What’s happening right now? Almost the entire staff is already in and at work, supporting Election Officers as they prepare for the opening of the polls. The Election Day Call Center, a phone bank that we set up specifically for Election Officers to call throughout the day if support is needed, is staffed with a team of people ready to assist.

At the polls, teams of Election Officers are setting up the eSlate voting equipment, constructing privacy booths for paper ballot voting, and putting up American flags and voter rosters for display at front entrances. It’s a process than can take nearly an hour.

At exactly 7 a.m., one Election Officer from every polling place gets to go outside and announce the opening of the polls.

Are you voting today?

View the Roster of Candidates for Local Offices and the Roster of Certified Write-In Candidates.

List of Measures:

City of San Bruno
f Measure F
“To preserve funding for general city services, shall the City of San Bruno approve an ordinance amending the San Bruno Municipal Code to increase the transient occupancy tax rate from ten (10%) to twelve (12%) per cent on the rent charged to hotel guests within the City?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Brisbane
g Measure G
Shall the existing transient occupancy tax on the rent charged for use of hotel rooms in the city be increased from 10% to 12%?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Burlingame
h Measure H
“To preserve funding for general city services, including maintaining public safety, recreation, planning and library services, and repairing and improving city streets and infrastructure, such as the Broadway/Highway 101 interchange, shall the City of Burlingame approve an ordinance amending the Burlingame Municipal Code to increase the transient occupancy tax rate from ten (10%) per cent to twelve (12%) per cent on the rent charged to hotel guests within the City?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Burlingame
i Measure I
“Shall the Office of City Clerk of the City of Burlingame be appointive?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Millbrae
j Measure J
Shall the ordinance adopted by the City Council increasing the uniform transient occupancy tax from ten percent (10%) to twelve percent (12%) be approved?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Millbrae
k Measure K
Shall the office of city treasurer be appointive?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of San Mateo
l Measure L
To maintain and protect City services and facilities, such as street and sidewalk maintenance and repair, fire protection and emergency medical services, police protection, neighborhood watch and crime prevention programs, libraries, community centers, recreation programs, and parks, shall the City of San Mateo be authorized to enact a one-quarter cent tax on sales for eight years, with all proceeds placed in the City’s General Fund with independent annual financial audits?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of San Mateo
m Measure M
To maintain and protect City services and facilities, such as street and sidewalk maintenance and repair, fire protection and emergency medical services, police protection, neighborhood watch and crime prevention programs, libraries, community centers, recreation programs, and parks, shall the City of San Mateo be authorized to increase the Hotel Transient Occupancy Tax (the “hotel tax”) by 2%, with all proceeds placed in the City’s General Fund?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of East Palo Alto
n Measure N – Measure N was a measure placed on the ballot by East Palo Alto. It
was removed by the court.
City of South San Francisco
o Measure O
To provide funding for essential general public services in South San Francisco, including parks, recreation, police, fire, streets, and libraries, shall the existing transient occupancy (“hotel”) tax, paid by hotel guests and collected by hotel operators, be increased by 1%, and modernized by amending the administrative provisions of the tax to ensure full collection for online reservations and to apply the tax to separate charges for vehicle parking at hotels?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
Town of Portola Valley
p Measure P
Do the People of the Town of Portola Valley adopt an ordinance that continues the reduced four and one-half percent (4.5%) Utility Users Tax levied on telephone, gas, water and electricity, set forth in Chapter 3.32 of the Portola Valley Municipal Code, for a period of four (4) years from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
Town of Portola Valley
q Measure Q
Shall the Town of Portola Valley adjust the appropriations limit of the Town each fiscal year commencing July 1, 2010 by the amount of money collected from the Utility Users Tax during the time of its levy and collection, provided that authorization to adjust the appropriations limit shall not exceed four (4) years from the end of Fiscal Year 2009-2010?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
Town of Portola Valley
r Measure R
Only if Town of Portola Valley Proposition Q adjusting the Town’s Appropriation limit passes shall the Town additionally adjust the appropriations limit each fiscal year commencing July 1, 2010 by the amount of money collected from imposition of the 2% Utility Users Tax (for open space purposes only) during the time of its levy and collection, provided authorization to adjust the appropriations limit shall not exceed four years from the end of Fiscal Year 2009-2010?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
Town of Atherton
s Measure S
“To continue providing funding to maintain neighborhood police patrols and the Town’s ability to respond to emergencies, repair and maintain streets, and repair and construct storm drains, shall an ordinance be adopted to continue the existing Town of Atherton Special Parcel Tax for four years?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: 2/3
Town of Atherton
t Measure T
“In accordance with past practice, shall the Town’s appropriations limit be increased by one and a half times the amount of any voter-approved parcel tax for four years?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of San Carlos
u Measure U
City of San Carlos Vital Services Measure. To Prevent further cuts and preserve funding for general city services, including fire protection, paramedics and 9-1-1 emergency response; police protection and crime prevention; street repair and maintenance; and avoiding closure or parks and sports fields, shall the City of San Carlos adopt an ordinance enacting a one-half cent transactions and use tax (sales tax), a general tax, for six years with independent annual audits and all funds staying local?YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
pdf Argument Against pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of San Carlos
v Measure V
“Shall the office of City Clerk be appointive?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Foster City
w Measure W
“Shall an ordinance of the People increasing the number of terms a Member of the City Council may serve from two full four-year terms (8 years) in succession to three full four-year terms (12 years) in succession be approved?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Redwood City
x Measure X
“Shall Section 18(a) of the City Charter be amended to create a seven member Library Board, all to be appointed by the City Council; Section 18(f) be added to provide that the Library Board would establish rules for its proceedings and the City Council would set forth the authority and duties of the Library Board; and deleting Sections 19, 19 ½, and 20 in their entirety?“YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)
City of Redwood City
y Measure Y
“Shall Ordinance No. 2346 be adopted to increase the rates of Redwood City’s Business License Tax by 16.67% per year (rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount) for each of the three successive fiscal years commencing on July 1, 2010; and then, commencing on July 1, 2013 and annually thereafter, be increased based upon the annual change in the Consumer Price Index?”YES__ NO___
pdf Full Text available by contacting the City Clerk pdf Impartial Analysis
pdf Argument in Favor
pdf Rebuttal to Argument in Favor – none submitted
pdf Argument Against – none submitted
pdf Rebuttal to Argument Against – none submitted
Voter Approval Threshold: Majority Vote (50% + 1)

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