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Mountain View Election Guide 2012

The candidates and where and when to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election.

The primary elections are long gone and the winners face off in 36 days (and counting).

Mountain View Patch has everything you need to know before you vote at by mail or at the different polling site on Nov. 6. Don't forget that the voter registration deadline for California is Monday, Oct. 22.

(Click the names of the candidates to read more information from their profiles.)

What To Know Before You Vote

Fill out a voter registration form in person at Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112.

Download a voter registration form from the Board of Elections website and mail it to Registrar of Voters, P.O. Box 611300, San Jose, CA 95161-1300. Forms cannot be faxed or emailed.

There are 20 polling sites in Mountain View and one in Los Altos where registered voters can go cast their vote.

If you are unsure where to go, visit the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Internet site.

Not going to be in town on Election Day?

U.S. Representative 14th and 18th Districts

State Senate, 13th District

  • Jerry Hill (Democrat) current State Assemblyman and business owner
  • Sally Lieber (Democrat) environmental policy activist

State Assembly, 24th District (Current State Assemblyman: Paul Fong, transferring to the newly-formed 28th District)

Mountain View City Council race

  • Margaret Capriles
  • Chris Clark
  • John Inks
  • Mike Kasperzak
  • John McAlister
  • Jim Neal

Mountain View Whisman School District Trustee race (3 Elected)

  • Bill Lambert
  • Steve Nelson
  • Christopher Chiang
  • Jim Pollart
  • Peter Darrah

El Camino Hospital District Director (3 Elected)

Santa Clara County School Board Trustee Area 1 (representing Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale)

 

And for the numerous propositions as part of the ballot, consider the analysis provided by Mountain View resident Pete Stahl, who rates the propositions every year.

 

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Ellen Wheeler October 02, 2012 at 02:24 PM
There are actually 5 candidates running in the Mountain View Whisman School District race, so add Peter Darrah and Jim Pollart to your short list above. SmartVoter.org from the League of Women Voters is an excellent resource on candidate and propositions information. LWV will be holding a candidate forum featuring all 5 candidates on Wed. 10/10 from 6:15-7:30 PM at Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View. We hope to see lots of folks there!
Claudia Cruz (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Thanks for pointing this out Ellen! I can't believe I left them out!
Jim Neal October 06, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Actually my name is Jim Neal (6th Candidate on Ballot for Mountain View City Council). If I send you my information, can you also include the links to my website and twitter account? Thanks! Jim
Claudia Cruz (Editor) October 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Jim! OMG, yes. My sincere apologies. I obviously I know your name. I will send you the survey for you to complete.
Grace Mah October 18, 2012 at 04:47 PM
There are also two candidates for the Santa Clara County School Board for Mountain View voters: Grace Mah and David Cortright. We have submitted statements to the Los Altos patch.com.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:51 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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