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February 4, 2014


Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail:


Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
Phone: 650.312.5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail:


Candidate and Voter Data Seminars Planned

San MateoCounty Registration & Elections Division Offers Seminars for Interested Candidates and Campaigns



(Redwood City, CA) The Registration & Elections Division will hold two candidate seminars and a voter data seminar for potential candidates running for office or considering a run for office in the upcoming June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election.   


“Traditionally, we offer candidate seminars to help candidates or interested parties to obtain information of the requirements to run for local office. Once the mechanics of running for office are understood, the filing process is no longer complicated,” explained Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. Topics covered will include campaign finance reports, the filing process, the calendar of applicable deadlines, required forms, candidate statements, voter registration guidelines, requirements for campaign signs, and various election resources, rules and regulations for campaign activities and how to access and use the voter registration data as allowed by law.     


The schedule for the seminars is as follows:


Candidate Seminars (choose one session)


          Wednesday, February 5, 2014:         2:00 p.m. at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo

          Thursday, February 13, 2014:         10:00 a.m. at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo

Voter Data Seminar


          Thursday, February 20, 2014:         2:00 p.m. at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo


Current public office holders and newcomers alike can benefit from information provided at the seminars. At the candidate seminar, elections staff will review the pertinent details and procedures that apply to candidates for local office,” said Church. “While, at the voter data seminar, candidates and campaign staff will learn about obtaining voter data and its many uses,” Church added. 


RSVP is encouraged, but not required. To RSVP to attend a candidate or voter data seminar, attendees may do so online at or by contacting Craig Dorshkind, Candidate Filing Officer, at 650.312.5202 or  Attendees are asked to provide their name, which seminar date they plan to attend and the number of persons attending. All seminars are open to the public.