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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 4, 2015

 

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

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
Phone: 650.312.5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail: dtom@smcare.org

 

November Election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates

Process to begin for those seeking offices for the November 3 ballot

 

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced the opening of the filing period for write-in candidates for the November 3, 2015 Consolidated Municipal, School & Special District All-Mailed Ballot Election. “Eligible persons wishing to run as write-in candidates have from September 7 to October 20 to file their nomination papers with their Filing Officer.”   

 

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy for a Municipality should contact their Town or City Clerk for an appointment to file their nomination documents.  Those who seek a write-in candidacy for a School or Special District must file their nomination documents at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.  School and Special District candidates are encouraged to contact the Filing Officer, Michael Lui, at 650.312.5238 or email mlui@smcare.org to schedule an appointment.

 

Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and residential address, the candidate’s declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date and a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).  No filing fee or charge shall be required.

 

No information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their names, will be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as Official Ballot, Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet. A list of qualified write-in candidates will be available on our website www.shapethefuture.org and at the Universal Polling Places on Election Day.