General election information

Regular municipal elections for the City of Menlo Park are held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. Due to the City Council's staggered 4-year terms, at each regular election voters have elected two or three councilmembers (who serve four-year terms).

The November 2018 election will be the first general municipal election since Menlo Park implemented by-district elections. Ordinance 1044 amended Chapter 2.04 of the municipal code to include the electoral districts and election sequencing. You can view the approved City Council districts map. For more information on the process that led to by-district elections, please visit the district elections project page.

Voter registration

Registering to vote is the first step every citizen takes to become an eligible voter. Once registered, you can begin to strengthen our democracy by participating in elections, working at our polling precincts, and even registering others like yourself to become voters. Registering to vote is easy. Register online today!

Voting options

There are now several ways by which you can cast your vote in the next election. You can Vote by Mail, Vote Early, or Vote at the Polls on Election Day. To learn more, visit the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division website.