General Municipal Elections in Cupertino are held in November of even numbered years. The elected officers of the City of Cupertino consist of five Councilmembers who are elected "at large" to overlapping four-year terms. The offices of Mayor and Vice Mayor are filled annually by election of the Councilmembers.
A General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 6 to elect three Councilmembers each to a four-year term. Under Cupertino's term limits, Councilmember Darcy Paul and Savita Vaidhyanathan are eligible to run for one additional four-year term. Councilmember Barry Chang has served two consecutive four-year terms and is not eligible to run.
Election Ballot Order
The Secretary of State Alex Padilla's Office held a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates' names will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot.
Liang-Fang “Liang” Chao
Jon Robert Willey
Ballot Box 100 Foot Radius Map
This is a reminder that the Vote By Mail Ballot Box is now outside of the Cupertino Library and inside City Hall. Above is a link to the 100 foot radius map showing where no Electioneering is allowed. Please note that any violation of the Elections Code regarding Electioneering is a misdemeanor crime.
Below are links to the State Elections Code regarding Electioneering:
If you have a concern regarding any Candidate violating an Elections Code State law, please contact either the Secretary of State’s Office:
or the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/da/prosecution/DistrictAttorneyDepartments/Pages/BureauOfInvestigation.aspx
Rules and Regulations
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.
For more information call the City Clerk's Office at 408.777.3223, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
September 27 - FPPC 1st Pre-Election Financial Disclosure Statement Due in City Clerk's Office
October 8 – First Day for Mailing of Vote By Mail Ballots
October 22 – Last Day to Register to Vote in November 6 Election
October 25 - FPPC 2nd Pre-Election Financial Disclosure Statement Due in City Clerk's Office
October 30 – Last Day to Request Vote By Mail Ballot
November 6 - Election Day
City Clerk's Office
City Clerk Grace Schmidt
Deputy City Clerk Kirsten Squarcia
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, California 95014
Local Election Videos
Meet the Candidates 2018 (All Candidates)
League of Women Voters City Council Candidate Forum - September 24, 2018
League of Women Voters CUSD Candidate Forum - October 1, 2018
League of Women Voters FUHSD Candidate Forum - October 1, 2018
Rotary Club of Cupertino CUSD/FUHSD Candidate Forum - October 3, 2018
League of Women Voters Santa Clara County Sheriff Forum - October 8, 2018
Rotary Club of Cupertino City Council Candidate Forum - October 17, 2018
Pizza and Politics 2018: A Political Forum for Teens by Teens - October 19, 2018
Chamber of Commerce City Council Candidate Debate - October 22, 2018
Election 2018: Pros and Cons on State Ballot Measures - October 24, 2018
- How City Council Works
- California Secretary of State
- California Voter Foundation
- League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
- League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale
- The Fair Political Practices Commission
- Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
- Voter's Edge sponsored by League of Women Voters of California