History of San Mateo Ballot Measures

Welcome to the City of San Mateo's official ballot measure archive—a vital resource documenting the city's democratic journey, right from the 1894 vote to incorporate through our most recent ballot measures. This repository of historical bond measures, charter amendments, annexations, and more, serves as an education resource for the community and provides a transparent narrative of San Mateo's governance. As the City’s custodian of records, and chief elections officer, the City Clerk Office compiled this resource by researching and compiling countless historic minutes and resolutions, for your viewing convenience.

Within the documents contained below, you will find:

  • Election dates and results
  • Measure descriptions and categories
  • Number of votes in favor and opposed
  • The threshold required for passing
History of San Mateo Ballot Measures