Cupertino Elections Info

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Cupertino City Clerk


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
Darcy Paul
Savita Vaidhyanathan
Hung Wei
Jon Robert Willey
Orrin Mahoney
Tara Sreekrishnan
Tim Gorsulowsky

Candidate Statements of Economic Interest Form 700

2018 Candidate Handbook
Ballot Box 100 Foot Radius Map

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, 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

Election-Related Links