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Local Election Results
From the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Winners will be listed here for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election.

Tip: Use "Customize My Search". Unselect all, and then select the local races you want to watch. Refreshing that search result works.

Count from early and mail-in ballots, plus 27 of 27 precincts reported in results below. Updated 5 PM, November 20, 2016. 95% of ballots counted.

Mayor, City of Milpitas
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
RICH TRAN 38.18% 7,800
CARMEN MONTANO 23.56% 4,814
ROBERT MARINI 8.81% 1,799
Member, Milpitas City Council (Vote for 2)
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
BOB NUNEZ 23.77% 7,094
ANTHONY PHAN 20.68% 6,171
EVELYN CHUA 18.64% 5,564
MARK TIERNAN 11.87% 3,542
GWAN ALISANTOSA 10.46% 3,121
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Yes 73.02% 14,161
No 26.98% 5,233
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Yes 79.30% 15,150
No 20.70% 3,954
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Yes 84.69% 16,557
No 15.31% 2,993
27 of 27 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Yes 56.33% 10,991
No 43.67% 8,521
State Assembly District 25
172 of 172 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Kansen Chu 72.80% 70,255
Bob Brunton 27.20% 26,250
U.S. House of Representatives District 17 Be sure to look at the Statewide Results
247 of 247 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Ro Khanna 60.58% 102,200
Mike Honda 39.42% 66,516
United States Senate - Senator Be sure to look at the Statewide Results
1063 of 1063 Precincts Reporting
Percent Votes
Kamala Harris 66.88% 402,278
Loretta Sanchez 33.12% 199,188

Santa Clara County Election Results
For Santa Clara County, Milpitas, and local cities from the SCC Registrar of Voters. Use "Customize My Search" to limit search results.

California Statewide Election Results
Posted late Election Day or shortly thereafter.
From the California Secretary of State. Look here for all results for state and local issues. Available from 8p onward, election day.

Find Your Polling Place
Select election and then enter your residence address.

Check Status of Your Ballot
Under the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, every voter who casts a provisional ballot is entitled to find out from his/her county elections official if the ballot was counted and if not, the reason why it was not counted.

On the Ballot

California Voter Information Guide
There are several important measures for your consideration on the upcoming ballot. These measures were placed on the ballot through the initiative process.

League of Women Voters Directory
Find information about contests on a November 8, 2016 ballot in California State Government

Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures
The following is a list of statewide measures that have qualified for the ballot. For those measures that are currently attempting to qualify, see the Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page.

Upcoming Elections
November 8, 2016, General Election

How to Get to Vote

Online Registering to Vote
To vote in California, you must be:
At least 18 years old by election day
A U.S. citizen
A California resident
Registered at least 15 days before the election
Not in prison or on parole for a felony
Not declared mentally incompetent by court action

Offline Way
Swing by any fire department, the library, the post office, or City Hall and ask for a voter registration form.

Vote By Mail Ballot
Be a Permanent Absentee Voter
Recent changes in state law has made it possible for any registered voter to sign up and automatically receive their ballot by mail for every election.

County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters
1555 Berger Dr. Bldg. #2, San Jose, CA 95112.
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.
Responsible for:

  • Voter Registration
  • Maintaining voter registration records
  • Conducting federal, state, school, and local elections
  • Administering candidate nomination procedures
  • Administering the provisions of the campaign reporting laws
Voter Registration Form
Find Your Polling Place - 40 days before each election

Rock the Vote
If you have a printer, just fill out the form online, print and sign. A non-profit, non-partisan group. Targets young voters and the underrepresenteded.

Voter Guides

California Online Voter Guide
Voter guide provides nonpartisan information on California propositions and statewide, congressional, and state legislative contests.

California Online Voter Guide Home Page
The California Voter Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working through research, oversight, outreach and demonstration projects to improve the election process so that it better serves the needs and interests of voters.

California Voter Information
California League of Women Voters website for the Santa Clara County ballot. Information about candidates and issues.

California Elections and Voter Information
From the Secretary of State. Lots of information on the gubernatorial primary candidates.

News & Opinions

Rough & Tumble
A daily snapshot of California public policy and politics.

Political Districts

The California Voter Foundation's California Map Series
Maps of the state's political districts, regions and counties. This series was created to give the public a better understanding of the political districts and jurisdictions where we live and vote.

Political Parties


American Independent Party
California Affiliate of the Constitution Party, the AIP is California's fastest growing political party. Californians have recognized the need for a major change in government policies, a return to constitutional government, and control of the government by the governed.


California Democratic Party
Information on Campaigns, Party Structure & More.

Democratic National Committee
The DNC plans the Party's quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with both technical and financial support; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and the nation.

Democrat Rally 2000
Photo essay from your Go Milpitas! Guide, Ann Zeise, of the California Democrat Party rally in San Jose on November 3, 2000.


Green Party of California
Find out who the Green Party candidates are for California political offices.

Green Party of California
Please join us as we build towards a more democratic, cooperative, cleaner, safer world where we the people, not the corporations, make the decisions that affect our lives.

Green Party of the United States
A confederation of state Green Parties.  Committed to environmentalism, non-violence, social justice and grassroots organizing, Greens are renewing democracy without the support of corporate donors.


Libertarian Party of California
If you describe yourself as socially tolerant and fiscally responsible, you're a Libertarian! We believe you-not the government-should decide how to run your life, checkbook, retirement, education and family.

Libertarian Party
Committed to America's heritage of freedom: individual liberty and personal responsibility; a free-market economy of abundance and prosperity; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade.


Natural Law Party - California
Founded in April 1992 to "bring the light of science into politics." Its founders, a group of a dozen educators, businessmen, and lawyers, knew that field-tested solutions to America's problems already existed but were being ignored by government.


California Republican Party
Your online source for Republican news, events, and information from all over California. (Not available in other languages.)

Republican National Committee
Republicans have a long and rich history with basic principles: Individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. (Not available in other languages.)

Initiative Information

How to Qualify an Initiative
This is a summary of the statewide initiative procedure and the requirements for preparing and qualifying initiatives. This guide is intended for statewide initiatives only. For information regarding the qualification of local initiatives, please contact your county elections official or city clerk. Please contact the Secretary of State's Initiative Coordinator at (916) 657-2166 for more information.

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