San Marino Voter's Guide: Candidates, Measures and Polling Places

Make sure you’re prepared when you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

To make your life easier, check out this Patch voter guide to review the city council candidates, school board candidates and measures on the Tuesday ballot and find out your local polling place.

Don’t forget to check back with Patch Tuesday as we publish live election results and interview voters and candidates.


There will be five voting locations in San Marino on Tuesday and those polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • , Pioneer Hall
  • Boy Scout District House at Lacy Park, 1196 Saint Albans Road
  • auditorium
  • San Marino City Hall, 2200 Huntington Drive

To find out your designated polling place, click here.


Two measures are up for vote on Tuesday.

Measure S: Public Safety Tax

Measure S would extend the public safety parcel tax through June 2016 that funds almost a third of San Marino’s public safety—the , the and paramedics.

The text of the measure and the arguments for and against—via the city’s website—are attached to this article.

See Patch coverage of Measure S in these articles:

Patch Blog: Measure S--Life is Precious and Every Second Counts

Measure P: Term Limits

Measure P would impose term limits on San Marino City Council members so that a member can hold office for a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms and then must take a hiatus of two years before running again for city council. If approved, Measure P would go into effect for candidates elected for the first time in this election and going forward so current city council members would be eligible to run for a third term.

The text of the measure and the argument in favor—via the city’s website—is attached to this article. An argument opposed was not provided.


Four candidates are running for San Marino City Council and voters will choose two candidates to fill two open seats. Click on the candidate’s name below for an interview with that candidate about how they plan to vote on Measure S and Measure P and their thoughts on commercial development in the city and other important issues.


Three candidates are running for SMUSD Board of Education and voters will choose two candidates to fill two open seats. Click on the candidate’s name below for an interview with that candidate.

See Patch coverage of school board candidates in these articles:

Updated: 2:58 p.m.

The original version of this article said incumbent candidate Chris Norgaard did not file a pre-election statement due to the county Sept. 29 to report contributions received or spent during July 1 through Sept. 24. Norgaard's treasurer has since sent documentation showing Norgaard's campaign finances were submitted on the Sept. 29 deadline.

Remember to check back on Patch Tuesday for election results and interviews.

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