Election - November 3, 2020

Town of Atherton - Candidates - November 3, 2020 Election 

City Council adopted Resolution No. 20-30 certifying the results of the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election in the Town of Atherton on December 16, 2020. 

Resolution No. 20-16 and Resolution No. 20 - 17 were adopted and the Town of Atherton will conduct local elections with the State elections on November 3, 2020. The Town will hold an election for two (2) Council Members to four (4) year terms beginning in December, 2020. 


The following is a list of qualified candidates for Atherton City Council. 

Contact Information
Candidate Statement
Elizabeth Lewis
Atherton City Councilmember

Cary E Wiest


Christine David

Diana Hawkins-Manuelian
Consultant / Board Member

November 3, 2020 Election Results: Final Certified 

2020 Election Data Election Counts Election Percentages
Elizabeth Lewis 2,40736.04%
Cary Wiest 1,50822.58%
Christine David 1,04315.62%
Diana Hawkins-Manuelian 1,72125.77%

To read the complete San Mateo County November 3, 2020 certified results visit: Statement of the Vote

For full San Mateo County election results visit: San Mateo County Elections Results Page

Resolution No. 20-30 Town of Atherton Certifying the November 3, 2020 Election. 

Where to Vote 

The Town Administrative Offices will have a Vote-by-Mail drop-box available during regular business hours. You can drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic hours are limited, for questions email: asuber@ci.atherton.ca.us.

Atherton Vote Center 

Menlo College, El Camino Hall - 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027 

For a full list of all Voting Centers in San Mateo County for the November 3, 2020 Election visit the San Mateo County Elections website at www.smvote.org

Town Vote-by-Mail (VBM) Ballot Drop-box

Town Administrative Office - 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 (inside Holbrook-Palmer Park)

Hours of Operation: 

  • 10/5/2020 -  10/23/2020: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 10/26/2020 - 113/2020 (ELECTION DAY): Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

County Elections VBM pick-up schedule: 10/8, 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 10/26, 10/28. 10/30, 11/3 (ELECTION DAY)

2020 Election Information and Resources

Campaign Rules

The City Clerk is the local Filing Officer. All local campaign Committees are required to file Campaign Statements with the City Clerk. The City Clerk maintains regulations and forms under the State’s Political Reform Act. 

All election Form 410, 460, 461, 465, 470, 497, or 501’s filed by Council Candidates are provided by the City Clerk Office.  To arrange for a virtual appointment or if you have any questions, please contact Anthony Suber, City Clerk at asuber@ci.atherton.ca.us or 650.752.0529. 

Election Material

  • Candidate Filing Checklist
  • Letter to Candidate
  • Table of Contents

    Candidacy Papers
    1.Public Information Resume (voluntary)
    2.Nomination Papers/Affidavit Circulator
    3.Declaration of Candidacy/Oath of Office
    4.Ballot Designation Worksheet
    5.Candidates Statement (no form – candidate types and submits hard copy and electronic copy) 200 word max.
    6.Candidate Statement of Qualifications Form
    7.Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form
    8.Permission to Post Personal Information on Internet
    9.Chinese Given Name Translation Form
    10.Form 700 – Conflict of Interest Code

    Campaign Statements and other Forms
    1.Campaign Disclosure Manual 
    2.Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement - This is required of potential candidates before they can begin fundraising.
    3.Form 410 - File this form within 10 days of receiving $2,000 in contributions. Include a $50 payment made payable to the Secretary of State.

    Candidates Raising and Spending less than $2,000

    A candidate who does not plan to raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year, including the candidate’s personal funds, must file one or both of the following forms:

    •Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement). The Form 501 must be filed only if the candidate plans to raise or spend any money, including the candidate’s personal funds.
    •Form 470 (Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement— Short Form). The Form 470 may be filed by a candidate or officeholder who does not anticipate raising or spending $2,000 or more in a calendar year.

    Personal funds used to pay filing or ballot statement fees are not counted toward the $2,000 committee qualification threshold. If a candidate does not raise any money and personal funds are used only to pay filing or ballot statement fees, the candidate is not required to file the Form 501.

    A candidate who plans to raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year, including the candidate’s personal funds, must:

    •File the Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement).
    •File the Form 410 (Statement of Organization).
    •Establish a campaign bank account

    A candidate or officeholder who would like to use leftover campaign funds from a previous election must re-designate or transfer the funds before they become “surplus funds.” (See Chapters 5 and 11 of the Campaign Disclosure Manual)

    As discussed in detail in the Campaign Disclosure Manual, once a candidate controlled committee has raised or spent $2,000 or more, the following reports must also be filed:

    •Form 497 (24-hour Contribution Report). Within 90 days before the election, including the date of the election, if a committee receives a contribution(s) of $1,000 or more from a single source, the Form 497 must be filed within 24 hours.

    •Form 460 (Recipient Committee Campaign Statement). The Form 460 contains an overview of the committee’s activity during a specified period. It is used to file semi-annual and pre-election statements. See Campaign Filing Deadlines included in the section below.

    Other Useful Information
    1.Town of Atherton Municipal Code, Chapter 2
    2.Campaign Filing Deadlines (Form 460)