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11/6/18 Election & Measure JJ FAQs

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The California Voter’s Choice Act is a new law passed in 2016 that will modernize elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a new model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.  The Statewide General Election, taking place on November 6, 2018, will be the second time this new election model is enacted.

This new election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  1. Mailing every voter a ballot,
  2. Expanding in-person early voting, and
  3. Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county

This November, there will be one City Measure on the ballot.

Measure JJ: City of Brisbane General Plan Amendment Measure

Resolution, Measure and Full Text

Impartial Analysis

Argument in Favor                                      Argument Against

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor                     Rebuttal to Argument Against 

Measure JJ FAQs - Updated 10/10/2018

Analyses on Housing Bills:

SB 35 (Weiner) - Affordable Housing: Streamlined Approval Process

SB 828 (Weiner) - Land Use: Housing Element

AB 2923 (Chiu) - San Francisco BART Transit-Oriented Development

Where do you vote?  Brisbane City Hall (50 Park Place) will actually be one of the Vote Centers in the County that will be open November 3-5, three days prior to Election Day.  Its hours BEFORE Election Day will be 9am – 6pm and 7am – 8pm ON Election Day.  There will be 5 Vote Centers open for 10 days before Election Day and 4 Vote Centers open 29 days before Election Day.  Visit https://www.smcacre.org/vote-centers-vote-person for more information.

Also important to note: The November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election is an all-mailed ballot election for the County.  Every eligible voter will be mailed a ballot and can vote by mail or cast their ballot in person at a Vote Center during the times and days specified above.  According to Mark Church, County Chief Election Officer, San Mateo County voters started receiving their Official Ballots in the mail on October 17, 2018. The Election Division expects all voters to receive their ballots before the end of that week. While the mailing is slightly later than the Elections Division originally intended, it is well within the time period prescribed by Elections Code Section 3001. The slight delay was necessary due to the omission of the Board of Education race from certain sample ballots and official ballots. This has been corrected and it will not adversely impact the ability of the public to cast their ballots. Voters may also visit any of the County Vote Centers to obtain their Vote by Mail ballots or cast their ballots electronically or on paper.

Not registered to vote?  Visit https://www.smcacre.org/register-vote or visit a Vote Center during hours of operation to register to vote.  For more information contact Ingrid Padilla, City Clerk at ipadilla@brisbaneca.org or at (415) 508-2113.

San Mateo County will begin posting election results for the November 6, 2018 Statewide Election on the Registration & Elections Division website, starting at 8:05 p.m., on Election Night.

The Registration & Elections Division will send e-mail alerts to interested members of the public as new results are posted online.  Requests can be made online at www.smcacre.org.  Please click the link “Sign Up to Receive Election Night Result Notices by Email” under “November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election” or call (650) 312-5222.

If you’re reading this after the election, know you can track your ballot here: https://www.smcacre.org/my-election-info  and you can view election results here: https://www.smcacre.org/election-results-archive. See the table below for more important dates related to the November election.