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Posted on: October 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Atherton Election Information & Vote-by-Mail Drop-box


Election Day Security: 

Concerns across the County have been raised regarding safety at voting locations and for election related protests or civil unrest. Within San Mateo County there have been no indications of safety concerns at voting locations and no information related to any planned election related protests. Chief Steve McCulley had the following message to residents and neighbors:

"The Atherton Police Department will be at full staff on Election Day and will be working closely with other law enforcement in San Mateo County to ensure a safe voting experience for all."

The Atherton Vote-by-Mail drop box is available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.  Scheduled pick-up times for the drop-box are available on the Town website. The USPS mailbox is available after-hours for your ballots (All San Mateo County ballots have pre-paid postage, please see USPS blue box for pick-up schedule) For other nearby drop-box locations, visit:

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Atherton Election FAQ's: 

Below are a few FAQs that are specifically related to issues or experiences in Atherton.  

Voting - How can I Vote?

The San Mateo County Elections Division has prepared a comprehensive website to educate voters on all of the ways you can vote. Voters can complete and return your Vote-by-Mail ballot that was mailed to the address on file with the Elections Division or vote in person as early as October 5th at the available locations listed on the County website. To view a complete list of options and locations visit:  San Mateo County Elections Website 

Where is the Atherton Vote-by-Mail drop-box?

The Atherton Vote-by-Mail drop-box is located at 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton CA, 94027 | Holbrook-Palmer Park within the Town Administrative Offices. This is an indoor drop-box and office hours are currently Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm for Vote-by-Mail ballot drop offs only.  

There are outdoor Vote-by-Mail drop-boxes available 24-hours a day at:

Menlo Park City Hall – 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025  

Redwood City - 555 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063

When will the Atherton Vote Center Open?

The Atherton Vote Center will open on October 31st through Election Day.  It will be located at: 

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 

Who are the Candidates for Atherton City Council?

For a full list of Atherton City Council candidates and candidate statements visit the Town election page at: 

For any questions, please emailCity Clerk, Anthony Suber at or call the Main Office at 650-752-0500

For Atherton Election information, please visit:

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