Elections & Voter Information


                                NOVEMBER 8, 2016 Gilroy general Election  


  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a consolidated General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Gilroy on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
  Notice is given that the City of Gilroy will hold an election for (1) one Mayor and (3) three City Council members (full 4 year terms) on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 a ballot measure will also be submitted to Gilroy voters. The ballot measure shall substantially read as follows:





Shall an ordinance be adopted to amend the Gilroy General Plan to add an Urban Growth Boundary line (UGB) to the General Plan Land Use Plan Map, designate lands outside the UGB as Open Space and prohibit urban development on such lands, and provide that (with limited exceptions) such restrictions may not be amended or repealed until December 31, 2040 without a vote of the people?






The polls will be open Tuesday, November 8, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.



Election Results and Information:
Election results will be available at www.sccvote.org . The first results with preliminary Vote by Mail ballot tallies and Early Voting ballot tallies will be issued online at approximately 8:05 p.m. 

The Registrar of Voters’ Office will post updated polling place results on its website at Election Results and on its Twitter and Facebook pages at approximate intervals of 45 minutes until all precincts have reported. Using previous presidential primary elections as a benchmark, all precincts may not report until the early morning hours of June 8. 

he Registrar of Voters’ Office will process and tally Vote by Mail ballots for 24 hours a day until all Vote by Mail ballots that were received by Election Day have been counted. The Registrar of Voters’ Office will post updated results online twice daily, at 9 a.m. and at 5 p.m., during the Canvass period.   



For election information use the League of Women Voters online information by clicking on Smart Voter.

League of Women Voters
Register to Vote
To register to vote in Gilroy, or to update your voter registration address, party affiliation or for a name change, pick up a voter registration card in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, at the Gilroy Library or at the Gilroy Post Office or Register online by clicking on Register to VOTE.
The deadline to register to vote during the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 24, 2016.

Registered voters can request to become Vote by Mail Voters online at Request a Vote by Mail Ballot or by calling (408) 299-VOTE (8683) or toll free at 1-866-430-VOTE (8683)
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