Elections

 

June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election

 

Election Results

 

Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act

 

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, creating a Top Two Candidates Open Primary.  This new method to determine finalists for the General Election will take effect in San Mateo County with the Presidential Primary on June 5, 2012.  Voters used to only be able to vote for candidates with the same political party affiliation as themselves.  In recent years, decline to state (non-partisan) voters were given the option to vote for partisan candidates when a party allows for such participation.  The Top Two Candidates Open Primary system permits all voters to vote for any candidate, no matter the voter’s or candidate’s political party preference except for the offices of President and County Central Committees.

 

The Top Two Candidate Open Primary system will make a difference for registered voters in the primary election for state constitutional, U.S. Congressional, and state legislative offices.  All candidates for a given state or congressional office will be listed on a single Primary Election ballot.  Voters will then be able to vote for any candidate on that ballot, no matter the voter’s political party preference.  Only the top two candidates from this single Primary Election ballot will advance to the General Election in November, 2012.

 

For a more comprehensive understanding of the Top Two Candidate Open Primary system please see the Question and Answer chart below. 

 

Top Two FAQ

 


Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet

 

This pamphlet contains all measures and candidate statements submitted for the June 5 Presidential Primary. For the pamphlet that contains only contests you are qualified to vote on, please go to "Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Sample Ballot Pamphlet."

 


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Election Calendar

 

PDF Roster of Candidates

 

PDF Randomized Alphabet Drawing - State

 

PDF Randomized Alphabet Drawing - Local

 

PDF Candidate Guide

 


Ballot Measure Information

 

Resolutions calling for ballot measures to be placed on the June 5, 2012 ballot will be posted as they are filed as a courtesy.

 

Arguments posted are posted exactly as they were submitted. These ballot measures, arguments and impartial analyses will be published in the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.

 

NOTE:  The 10-calendar-day review period for the impartial analyses below begins at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2012, and ends at 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2012.  (This does not change the review period for Rebuttal Arguments, which is as listed in the Election Calendar linked above.)

 

School Measures

 

Measure SCabrillo Unified School District - Bond Measure

PDF School Board Resolution PDF Measure, Full Text and Tax Rate Statement
PDF Impartial Analysis PDF Argument in Favor

 

 

 

 

Measure YJefferson Union High School District - Parcel Tax

PDF Jefferson Union High School District Resolution PDF Measure and Full Text
PDF Impartial Analysis PDF Argument in Favor

 

 

 

 

Measure WRedwood City Elementary School District - Parcel Tax

PDF Board Resolution PDF Measure and Full Text
PDF Impartial Analysis PDF Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
PDF Argument in Favor PDF Rebuttal to Argument Against
PDF Argument Against  

 


County-Wide Measures

 

Measure TCounty of San Mateo - Business License Tax for Vehicle Rental Businesses

PDF Resolution, Measure and Full Text PDF Impartial Analysis
PDF Argument in Favor PDF Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
PDF Argument Against PDF Rebuttal to Argument Against

 

 

Measure U

County of San Mateo - Transient Occupancy Tax

PDF Resolution, Measure and Full Text PDF Impartial Analysis
PDF Argument in Favor PDF Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
PDF Argument Against PDF Rebuttal to Argument Against

 

 

Measure XCounty of San Mateo - Parking Facility Operators Business License Tax

PDF Resolution, Measure and Full Text PDF Impartial Analysis
PDF Argument in Favor PDF Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
PDF Argument Against PDF Rebuttal to Argument Against

 


Special District Measures

 

Measure SCounty Service Area One - Special Tax for Extended Police and Structural Fire Protection Services

PDF Board Resolution and Measure PDF Full Text
PDF Impartial Analysis PDF Argument in Favor

 

 

 

 

Measure V

Portola Valley District - Wayside II Road Maintenance

PDF Resolution and Measure PDF Impartial Analysis