Elections in Atherton

The Town of Atherton consolidates all elections with the County of San Mateo through the Registration and Elections Division. Information pertaining to registration and voting materials for elections can be found on the County's website. Additionally, the Town provides detailed information for each election on individual Election webpages. 

November 7, 2017 Election webpage - current

June 6, 2017 Election webpage - prior

Parcel Tax Measure on the November Ballot

On July 19, 2017, the City Council adopted an Ordinance calling a Special Election for November 7, 2017. The ordinance ordered the submission to Atherton registered voters a Measure to renew the Town's Special Parcel Tax for an additional four years and increase the Appropriations Limit to permit spending the proceeds of the Parcel Tax for the same period. 

The Special Parcel Tax is an Ordinance that must be approved by the Atherton electorate every four years. The Ordinance sets a Tax Levy on every parcel in Atherton. The City Council must review and approve the levy assessment in each of the four years for which the Tax is approved. Through the annual review, the City Council determines the need for the parcel tax, the amount required to be raised and then sets the amount of the tax based on that need. The approved Ordinance sets the maximum tax rate and the method of assessment. Property owners pay the assessment with their annual taxes in December and April of each year. 

For more information about the Town's Special Parcel Tax please visit the 
Special Parcel Tax webpage. 


Webpage and Information

For information about the ballot measure including the ballot question, full text of the measure, arguments for and against the measure and the city attorneys impartial analysis please view our November 7, 2017 Election webpage. 

For questions about the election please contact the City Clerk's Department:

Theresa DellaSanta, City Clerk
Judi Herren, Deputy City Clerk

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