Election Day apparently went smoothly across San Mateo County, where turnout was low and a higher percentage of voters than ever before cast ballots by mail.
About three-quarters of voters cast their ballots by mail, which county Elections Manager David Tom said was higher than in previous years. “The trend seems to be pointing more and more that way,” he said. Read More
Five candidates are vying for two open seats on the Belmont City Council in November, with two incumbents hoping to stave off newcomers.Eric Reed is a first-time candidate who describes himself as centrist and an independent thinker. The Peninsula native has served on the Planning Commission since 2008. Read More