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Q: How do I register to vote and learn about Saratoga City Council candidates?
A: I’m happy to hear you plan to participate in your local democratic process and vote in this year’s election! California has an online voter registration system, and paper registration forms are available in multiple languages at Saratoga City Hall. For more information on registering and voting, visit www.saratoga.ca.us/election
You will have multiple opportunities to hear directly from the Saratoga City Council Candidates. The first Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue. The Final Word Candidate Forum will then be held on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. also in the Civic Theater. This is an opportunity for Saratoga City Council Candidates to make their final statements to voters before Election Day.
Pizza and Politics is an informative event hosted for teens, by teens. The Saratoga, Campbell, and Cupertino Youth Commissions will host this opportunity for youth to hear from speakers and learn about local candidates on Friday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Avenue.
Debbie Bretschneider is the City Clerk who administers local democratic processes such as elections, access to City records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.