Elections in Millbrae

The City of Millbrae holds General Municipal Elections to elect council members. These elections take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every even-numbered year. The next election for Members of the City Council representing Districts 1, 3, and 5 will be held on November 5, 2024.

The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official and is responsible for all local candidate filings, the issuance, and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures, and publication of all legal notices and campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Register to Vote

Paper registration cards are available at the Millbrae City Hall and Post Office. You can also register to vote or update registration information at the San Mateo County Election's Office and Vote Center. For more information, visit: smcacre.org/voter-registration.

You can also register to vote online at the Secretary of State's website.

Initiatives, Referendums and Recalls

The City Clerk's Office cannot interpret laws or offer legal advice, and, if applicable, we strongly suggest seeking legal counsel to ensure that your actions are in full compliance with California Elections Code.

Ballot Initiatives and Referendums

California Elections Code outlines the process for circulating petitions for ballot initiatives and referendums. The requirements may differ based upon the type of legislation to determine what applies to the situation, for more information, please consult California Elections Code Sections 9200-9226 and California Elections Code Sections 9235-9247.

Recall Initiatives

The California Secretary of State offers a detailed description of the process for initiating a recall for local officials.

By-District Elections

On February 22, 2022 the City of Millbrae City Council held its seventh and final public hearing on the proposal to establish district boundaries. On March 8, 2022 City Council adopted Ordinance Number 794 to establish the City's first district map for elections. View the adopted District map or lookup your district by address.

  • 2022 Election: Districts 2 and 4
  • 2024 Election: Districts 1, 3, and 5

To learn more about the districting process and the adoption of the current district map, please visit configuremillbrae.org.

Campaign Disclosures

The City Clerk serves as the Filing Officer for Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interests as required by the Political Reform Act and administered by the Fair Political Practices Commission. Campaign Statements and Statements of Economic Interest are available on the City's Campaign Disclosure Portal. If you wish to obtain a copy from the City Clerk's office, you can do so for $.10 per page.

Political Sign Regulations

Political signs may be erected in conformity with Section 10.10.300 in the Millbrae Municipal Code (MMC). Political signs do not require a permit or design review, but there are some regulations to follow.

  • Election signs shall be placed on private property with the consent of the private property owner and/or the occupant of the private property. 
  • No signs shall be erected upon any public property or upon any public right-of-way as specified in MMC Section 10.10.340(A).
  • Signs shall be removed within ten days following the election by the person who erected the sign or the owner/occupant of the property upon which the sign is erected. 
  • Each candidate, campaign committee, or authorized representative shall sign an affidavit assuring the removal of all election signs. 

Keep in mind, the California Department of Transportation and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company also have regulations regarding the placement of political signs. 

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