Los Altos Patch Election Guide 2012

The candidates, measures, propositions and voting information that will be affecting users of Los Altos Patch.


As we ponder the candidates and the issues of the Nov. 6 election, Los Altos Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot, go to the League of Women Voters' "Smart Voter" website and enter your address in the "Find Your Own Election" form.
  • Polling locationsPolling locations and precincts are also found when you fill out the "Fine Your Own Election" form.
  • Early Voting: It's the last weekend of early voting! From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can go to the county Registrar of Voters Office, 1555 Berger Drive, Bldg. 2, San Jose. "Early Voting" page on the Registrar of Voters' site.
  • Mail-in Ballot: It's too late to mail, but you can hand-deliver your ballot to Los Altos City Hall, Los Altos Hills Town Hall or Foothill College, at the flag pole adjacent to the Administration Building (Building 1900), until 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Complete list of Drop Boxes: Work elsewhere? Many city halls and college campuses have voter ballot boxes that are available until 5 p.m. And the vote ballot box outside of the Registrar of Voters office, mentioned above, is available 24 hours a day through 8 p.m. Tuesday. See the link for the complete list of official Registrar's mail-in ballot drop boxes.



  • Los Altos City Council: (three seats) Candidates Jon Baer, Jeannie Bruins, Anabel Pelham, Jan Pepper and Megan Satterlee (incumbent) and Jerry Sorensen
  • Los Altos School Board: (two seats) Candidates: Amanda-Burke Aaronson, Vladimir Ivanovic (announced withdrawal from race), Pablo Luther and Steve Taglio (appointed incumbent)
  • Purissima Hills Water District: (three seats): William Bowden (no information submitted), Brian Holtz (incumbent), Steve Jordan (incumbent), Ernest Solomon (incumbent)
  • Santa Clara County Board of Education, Area 1 (one seat): David Cortright and Grace Mah (incumbent)
  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District (three seats): Joan Barram, Betsy Bechtel, Laura Casas-Frier, and Geby Espinosa 
  • El Camino Hospital District (three seats): Wesley F. Alles (incumbent), Dennis W. Chiu, Bill James, Julia E. Miller, John Zoglin (incumbent)


  • State Senate District 13
  • State Assembly, District 24 (Richard S. Gordon, D-Menlo Park v. George Chengzhi Yang, R-Menlo Park)



County Ballot Measures Guide: What Los Altos Voters Need to Know

  • Measure A - One-Eighth Cent Sales Tax
  • Measure B - Safe, Clean Water Program
  • Measure M - El Camino Hospital District Pay Cap For Executives



Propositions 30-40 - Patch's guide to all the California propositions 

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:18 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


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