Find your Voting Center or Ballot Drop-off Locations

Find your Voting Center or Ballot Drop-off Locations

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Vote Early or on Election Day

California law allows voters to cast their ballot during the 29-day period prior to Election Day and on Election Day. You may cast your ballot via mail, or vote in person on paper or the electronic voting machine.


San Mateo County Vote Center Hours

Dates Open Number of Vote Centers Business Hours
October 5 to October 30* Three Vote Centers will be open. Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 31 to November 2 Total of forty-five Vote Centers will be open. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 3 (Election Day) All forty-five Vote Centers will be open. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*Vote Centers are closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.

Vote Centers open from October 5th through Election Day:

Redwood City
Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
555 County Center

Weekdays, October 5 to November 3;
Weekend, October 31 to November 1

Vote Centers open from October 31 through Election Day:

Menlo College, El Camino Hall
1000 El Camino Real
East Palo Alto
Lewis and Joan Platt Family YMCA – Half Gym
550 Bell Street
East Palo Alto
Saint Francis of Assisi Church
1425 Bay Road
Menlo Park
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Sequoia Room
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park
Onetta Harris Community Center, Multipurpose Room
100 Terminal Avenue
Menlo Park
Residence Inn, Menlo Atherton Room
555 Glenwood Avenue
Portola Valley
Portola Valley Town Center, Community Hall
765 Portola Road
Redwood City
American Legion Post 105
651 El Camino Real
Redwood City
City Hall, City Chambers
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
Fair Oaks Branch Library
2510 Middlefield Road
Redwood City
San Mateo County Law Library
710 Hamilton Street
Redwood City
San Mateo Office of Education, California Suite
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Woodside Village Church
3154 Woodside Road

Pop-Up Voting Service:

The Registration & Elections Division will be deploying voting equipment on November 2 and Election Day in remote voting areas in San Mateo County. 

Dates Open Number of Pop-Up Vote Centers Business Hours
November 2 One Pop-Up Vote Center will be open. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 3 (Election Day) All three Pop-Up Vote Centers will be open. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pop-Up Vote Center open November 2 through Election Day:

East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto Academy, Multipurpose Room
1050 Myrtle Street


Ballot Drop Box Location

As a California Voter’s Choice Act County, all San Mateo County registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. Vote by Mail ballots may be returned to any Ballot Drop Box in the County, via the US mail, or to a San Mateo County Vote Center.  Drop off your ballot at any of the 37 Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout the County. Locations will be posted in early September 2020.


More details on ways to vote available on the San Mateo County website.

Assistance is available for voters with disabilities.


San Mateo County is looking for low-risk adults to support voter centers during this Covid-19 pandemic.  If interested please sign-up here.  Volunteers who speak a second language fluently are also in demand.  The pay is about $21/hr and includes a paid training period.  More information is available here.