Elections

The City of Milpitas will hold its next regularly scheduled municipal election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Local election is held each November in even numbered years. On the ballot for voters will be candidates for the office of one Mayor (2 year term expiring in December 2022) and for the offices of two City Councilmembers (4-year terms expiring in December 2024).  Incumbent office holders may run again for new terms.  Candidate filing closed on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Qualified residents who would like to file a Nomination Paper to be a write-in candidate for elective office may do so during the following dates: Monday, September 7, 2020 through October 20, 2020.  A phone appointment with City Clerk is required for candidate filing. 

Any candidate who wishes to begin fundraising prior to the start of candidate filing may do so by forming a Committee, filing FPPC Form 501 with the City Clerk, filing FPPC form 410 with the California Secretary of State, and filing campaign reports (Form 460) with the City Clerk at appropriate filing deadlines.

1/4 Cent Sales Tax Ballot Measure

For general guidance to potential Milpitas candidates for office, see 2020 “Guidelines” here:

In 2020, all registered voters will receive a Vote by Mail ballot sent to the address of file when registered to vote with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.  Ballots may be submitted at various locations throughout the County and/or mailed in the US postal mail.
For previous election results, Voting By Mail, Vote Centers, Voter Registration, and information in languages other than English, link to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters website: www.sccvote.org

For more information about municipal elections, call the Milpitas City Clerk at (408) 586-3001 or send an e-mail to mlavelle@ci.milpitas.ca.gov, or call the Deputy City Clerk at (408) 586-3003 or send an email to pcaronongan@ci.milpitas.ca.gov.

Where do I register to vote?

Affidavits (voter reg. cards) of Voter Registration are available at Milpitas City Hall in the lobby, at the Milpitas Library, and at other locations.

Online registration (for those with a California Driver License) is available – visit https:/registertovote.ca.gov/

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters:
1555 Berger Dr, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112
www.sccvote.org
Local phone (408) 299-8683 or toll-free (866) 430-8683

Where do I vote?

In 2020, all voters will be welcome to vote at new “Vote Centers” throughout the County of Santa Clara.  Also, all Registered Voters will receive ballots in the mail, sent to the address on the voter’s registration form on file.

Call the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters at (408) 299-8683 to find your polling place. Or, check on the web at www.smartvoter.org or www.sccvote.org.