Cupertino Elections Info

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General Municipal Elections are held in November of even numbered years. The elected officers of the City of Cupertino consist of five Council members who are elected "at large" to overlapping four-year terms. The offices of Mayor and Vice Mayor are filled annually by election of the Council members.

Election Results

November, 2016 - General Municipal Election 


A General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 8 to elect two Council members each to a four-year term. Under Cupertino's term limits, Council member Rod Sinks is eligible to run for one additional four-year term. Council member Gilbert Wong has served two consecutive four-year terms and is not eligible to run. Anyone who is 18 years of age, a Cupertino resident, and a registered voter in the City of Cupertino may run for a seat on the City Council.

Staff at Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office today held a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates’ names will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot. If the names of two or more candidates begin with the same letter, their ballot listing order is determined by applying the randomized alphabet to the next letter(s) of their names.

Here is the order for Cupertino candidates:
Kris Wang
Val Vitols
Rod G. Sinks
Steven Scharf
Jerry Liu
David Fung
Robert McCoy
Parth Bharwad

Information for Candidates

Rules and Regulations
2016 Candidate Handbook

The Role of the City Clerk

The Cupertino City Clerk oversees the election process, with particular emphasis on required candidate filings. This includes Nomination Papers, Statements of Economic Interest (also known as Conflict of Interest Statements), and Campaign Finance Disclosure forms. You may view the campaign disclosures online or purchase copies at 10 cents per page from the City Clerk's Office.

Prior to soliciting or receiving campaign contributions, a candidate must file a Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, with the City Clerk. The form is available at the City Clerk's office or can be downloaded from the Fair Political Practices Commission website. If you suspect a violation of campaign ethics, please contact the FPPC at 800.561.1861.

For more information call the City Clerk's Office at 408.777.3223, send an email to, or visit City Hall in person at 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino. 

Information for Voters

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters web site provides County-wide, on-line information about voter registration, candidates' statements, and ballot measures. That office has paid positions available year-round for poll workers. For more information visit the Registrar of Voters or call 408.299.VOTE (8683).

You must re-register if you have moved since you last voted. 

Upcoming Important Dates

October 11 – First Day for Mailing of Vote By Mail Ballots
October 24 – Last Day to Register to Vote in November 8 Election
November 1 – Last Day to Request Vote By Mail Ballot By Mail

City Clerk's Office

City Clerk Grace Schmidt
Deputy City Clerk Kirsten Squarcia 
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, California 95014

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