- October 5, 2020 - Voters will begin receiving mail-in-ballots
- October 5 - November 3, 2020 - Vote by mail & early voting
- October 19, 2020 - Last day to register (15 days before election)
- You must re-register if you have moved, changed your name or changed your political affiliation
- October 27, 2020 - Last day to request a replacement ballot to vote by mail
- October 31-November 3,2020 - Vote centers open
- November 3, 2020 - Election Day
Ways to Return your Ballot
Free Postage Paid Envelope:
- Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day AND must be received no later than 17 days after Election Day.
- No postage required! All Vote by mail return envelopes are postage paid.
Official Ballot Drop Box
- Click Here for a complete list of locations and hours
Any Vote CenterBallots that are returned in-person must be received by 8pm on Election Day.Ballots can be returned at:
- The Registrar of Voters Office: 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose. There is a white 24-hour drop box in the parking lot.
- Any Santa Clara Vote Center: Click Here for a complete list of locations.
Town Council Candidate Forum
Sponsored by Los Gatos Chamber of CommerceWednesday, September 30 at 7pm
Town Council Candidates
(2 open seats)
(1 open seat)
Mary Badame Rob Stephenson
Los Gatos Measure A
Finance Commission Ordinance
Shall the measure proposing an ordinance replacing the Town's current Finance Committee and Sales Tax Oversight Committee with a Finance Commission that would advise the Town Council on financial, budgetary and investment matters, including but not limited to, the Annual Budget, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, capital expenditures, sales tax revenue and expenditures, and other recommendations as the Town Council directs, be adopted?
Los Gatos Measure B
Term Limit Ordinance
Shall the measure proposing a term limit ordinance to require that after serving two (2) four (4) year terms, a Town Council Member is not eligible to run for the Town Council or to be appointed to a vacancy unless a period of four years has elapsed since their last service on Town Council, be adopted?
Special District Measures
MEASURE S Santa Clara Valley Water District Parcel Tax 2/3
MEASURE T Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Parcel Tax 2/3 Vote
MEASURE RR Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CalTrain) Sales Tax 2/3 Vote
Candidate Forums & InterviewsLos Gatos Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum - Wednesday, September 30
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
Democracy Tent - Interviews with the CandidatesSept 24:6:30-7:30 Larry Maggio (4yr)7:30-8:30 Rob Stephenson (2yr)Oct 7: 6:30-7:30 Matthew Hudes (4yr)7:30-8:30 Maria Ristow (4yr)Oct 8: 6:30-7:30 Mary Badame ( yr)7:30-8:30 Ballot Measures A & BOct 12: 6:30-7:30 Heidi Owens (4yr)7:30-8:30 D. Michael Kane (4yr)
- September 14 at 7pm - California Senate District #15 - Ann Ravel, Dave Cortese
- September 15-20 - California Ballot -- Pros and Cons - Zoom Online Webinar
- September 21 at 7pm - Los Gatos Town Council Candidates - Zoom Online Webinar
- September 23 at 7pm - Monte Sereno City Council Candidates - Zoom Online Webinar
- For other city candidate forums visit the League of Women Voters website
Click Here to listen and participate via Zoom.
KCAT - Interviews with the Candidates
Airing Oct. 1 - Nov. 3
For more detail on the Propositions, Click Here. We will link to the full text when available.
SVO has made a condensed version of the propositions with the pros and cons. Click Here.
Proposition 14 - Stem Cell Research
Authorizes bonds to continue funding stem cell and other medical research. Initiative statute.
Proposition 15 - Split Roll
Largest revision to Proposition 13. Would increase taxes on factories, stores and other commercial and industrial real estate.Proposition 16 - End Ban on Affirmative ActionWould repeal portions of Proposition 209, the constitutional amendment California voters passed in 1996 prohibiting affirmative action at state institutions.Proposition 17 - Allows Parolees to VoteWould allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote after their state or federal prison term ends. Currently, they are barred from voting until both their incarceration and parole are finished.Proposition 18 - Allows 17-year-olds to vote in PrimariesWould expand voting rights for certain 17-year-olds in California. Citizens who are 17, residents of the state and will be at least 18 years old at the time of the next general election, would be allowed to vote in any primary or special election that occurs before the next general election.Proposition 19 - Transfer of Property Tax BreaksWould allow homeowners over 55, disabled or victims of natural disasters to transfer part of their property tax base with them when they sell their home and purchase a new one. Would also restrict the low property tax base of inherited properties, except under certain conditions.
Proposition 20 - Criminal Sentencing
Restricts parole for non-violent offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors.
Proposition 21 - Rent Control
Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property.
Proposition 22 - Rules for App-based Drivers
Changes employment classification rules for certain app-based transportation and delivery drivers.
Proposition 23 - Kidney Dialysis Rules
Authorizes state regulation of kidney dialysis clinics. Establishes minimum staffing and other requirements. Initiative statute.
Proposition 24 - Consumer Privacy
Amends consumer privacy laws. Initiative statute.
Proposition 25 - Cash Bail
Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced money bail system with a system based on public safety risk.