A person must be a registered voter of the City of San Mateo and have resided continuously in San Mateo for at least thirty days immediately preceding the appointment or final filing date for nomination papers. Learn more about running for City Council.
In 2017, the City Council adopted campaign contribution limits to City Candidate campaigns. Individual contributions cannot exceed $500 and organization contributions cannot exceed $1,000. Additionally, a candidate cannot personally make a loan to their campaign an amount which exceeds $15,000.
Elections - Role of the City Clerk
The City Clerk is responsible for the administration of all municipal elections by:
Serving as Elections Official and issuing nomination papers to potential candidates;
Serving as Elections Official for the initiative and referendum process;