Election Information

The next General Municipal Election of the Town of Los Altos Hills will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to elect two City Councilmembers each to a four year seat. Candidates for a City Councilmember seat must be registered voters in the Town of Los Altos Hills at the time nomination papers are issued.  Thinking of running for Los Altos Hills City Council?

AB 2151

Effective January 1, 2021, AB 2151 requires local government agencies to post campaign statements and reports on their agency's website, within 72-hours of each applicable filing deadline, if they are filed in paper format. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. The reports and statements must remain on the agency's website for at least 4 years.  See tabs to the left of the screen to access past statements.

State Campaign Contribution Limits Effective January 1, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, the State's contribution limit for 2021-2022 is $4,900 per contribution per election. Since the Town of Los Altos Hills did not implement its own contribution limits, the Town is subject to the State's current limits and their enforcement. Therefore, a person cannot contribute, and a candidate for elective town office may not accept, a contribution totaling more than the limit set forth for candidates for statewide elective office (State Senate and Assembly) as per Government Code Section 85301(d) (as amended). The limit is $4,900 per contribution for 2021-2022 per election and will be adjusted by the FPPC every two years. 

Nomination Period

The candidate nomination period for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022, unless extended. Nomination papers will be available at the City Clerk’s office during the period listed above. Please contact the City Clerk, Deborah Padovan, to schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers.

Please call Deborah Padovan, City Clerk at 650-947-2513 or email dpadovan@losaltoshills.ca.gov to setup an appointment.

Prior to soliciting or receiving campaign contributions, a candidate must file Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, with the City Clerk. The form is available at the City Clerk’s office or download Form 501 (PDF).

There are two eligible incumbents. If either incumbent fails to file the nomination paperwork on or before Friday, August 12, 2022, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Who is running for Los Altos Hills City Council? 

Qualified Candidate List and Ballot Designations  

Candidate Information

The 2022 Candidate Information List will be updated as individuals file a Candidate Intention Statement (FPPC Form 501) or Statement of Organization for a Recipient Committee (FPPC Form 410), as nomination papers are filed, and when candidates have been qualified for public financing. The materials submitted by each candidate are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office following the close of nominations in August 2022.  Candidates who intend to file nomination papers during the Nomination Period may incur filing obligations prior to the Nomination Period, pursuant to the Political Reform Act and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). See FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 for information regarding filing obligations.  For the FPPC Filing Schedule, please click FPPC Filing Schedule

The following are key dates for the November 8, 2022 election:

Event Date
Nomination Period Opens July 18, 2022
Nomination Period Closes August 12, 2022
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) August 17, 2022
Secretary of State Random Alphabet Drawing
August 18, 2022
First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due September 29, 2022
Last Date to Register to Vote October 24, 2022
Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due October 27, 2022
Election Day
November 8, 2022
Deadline to Certify Election Results December 8, 2022

Helpful Election Information Links

The websites below provide valuable election information for candidates, campaign committees and voters. Please contact the City Clerk if you have any questions regarding the upcoming election.
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

Fair Political Practices Commission

Secretary of State

California State Elections Code