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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Voter Registration

Register to Vote

Learn about registration requirements and register on-line.


Am I Registered to Vote?

Check your voter registration status or look up your polling place for the upcoming election.


First-Time Voters

Learn more about laws and regulations for first-time voters.


Language Assistance

In accordance with the Voting Rights Act, the ballot and voting instructions are available in the three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. To request a sample or absentee ballot in Spanish or Chinese, call 1-888-SMC-VOTE (1-888-762-8683).


How to Get Voter File Information?

Fill out and print a request for voter registration information.


Safe at Home - A Confidentiality Program Designed to Protect Voters in Life Threatening Situations

This confidential mailing address program run by the Secretary of State's Office has given thousands the room to live and vote again - without fear.


Voter Registration Statistics

View voter registration statistics by City, Supervisorial Districts, Assembly Districts, Congressional Districts, and Senatorial Districts.


Cancelling Voter Registration


For statewide registration statistics and/or the County's required periodic Reports of Registration, click here.


Protecting Voter Privacy


Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting
process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other persons for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline.

Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State's Web site.


English: (800) 345-8683
Chinese: (800) 339-2857
Spanish: (800) 232-8682



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Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE