Election Information

The next General Municipal Election of the Town of Los Altos Hills will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to elect three 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.

Nomination Period

The candidate nomination period for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020, unless extended. Nomination papers will be available at the City Clerk’s office during the period listed above. Note that Town Hall is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact the City Clerk, Deborah Padovan, to schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers. You may call 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 August 7, 2020, the nomination period will be extended to August 12, 2020.

Who is running for Los Altos Hills City Council? (PDF)

Candidate Information

The 2020 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 2020

The following are key dates for the November 3, 2020 election:

Event Date
Nomination Period Opens July 13, 2020
Nomination Period Closes August 7, 2020
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) August 12, 2020
Secretary of State Random Alphabet Drawing
August 13, 2020
First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due September 24, 2020
Last Date to Register to Vote October 20, 2020
Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due October 22, 2020
Election Day
November 3, 2020
Deadline to Certify Election Results December 3, 2020

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