November 2022 election guide for San Jose, CA

Here is a quick guide to everything you need to prepare for the Nov. 8 general election in San Jose, CA.

San Jose City Hall + Rotunda with flagpoles in the foreground.

Let’s make our voice heard for the November elections.

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Can you believe election season is just around the corner?

Well okay, you’ve still got some time. But we like to plan ahead, so we’re going to equip you with everything you need to prepare for the Tues., Nov. 8 election.

🗳️ Registering to vote

The last day to register to vote is Mon., Oct. 24, and if you’ve changed your name or political affiliation since last voting, you must re-register to vote.

How do I know if I’m registered? Search on SCC’s Voter Portal. If you are not yet in the system, you can complete + mail in the registration form or register online.

🗳️ Voting by mail or in-person

Beginning the week of Mon., Oct. 10, vote-by-mail ballots will start being sent. The last day to request a replacement is Tues., Nov. 1.

Otherwise, you may locate your nearest polling location on SCC’s voter portal.

🗳️ Key local races + measures

In addition to these measures you’ll find on your ballot, here are some local races (and the candidate statements) to keep an eye on:

  • San Jose Mayor: Cindy Chavez vs. Matt Mahan
  • City Council District 3: Irene Smith vs. Omar Torres
  • City Council District 5: Nora Campos vs. Peter Ortiz
  • City Council District 7: Maya Esparza vs. Bien Doan

🗳️ Get involved

Wanna take your passion for the electoral process to the next level? The Santa Clara County Registrar of voters is actively looking for poll workerslearn more + apply.

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