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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 22, 2015

 

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

Phone: 650.363.4988 | Fax: 650.312.5348 | Email: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
Phone: 650.312.5222 | Fax: 650.363.1903 | Email: dtom@smcare.org

 

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Opens on January 4 for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

 

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced the opening of the Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. The Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period allows candidates running for an office that requires a filing fee to submit a petition containing signatures of registered voters from their district to reduce the cost of the filing fee.


The number of signatures required to fully cover the fee varies by office. Each signature is assigned a value, based on the office, and each valid signature gathered will reduce the filing fee by the assigned value, explained Church. Additionally, these signatures can be used to fulfill the nomination signature requirement during the Declaration of Candidacy period, he added.


Candidates running for judicial offices will have from January 4, 2016 until February 10, 2016 to collect signatures and candidates for voter nominated offices will have from January 4, 2016 to February 25, 2016 to collect signatures. Interested individuals must pick up their Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions at the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.


For more information regarding the Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period, filing fee, and candidate filing please contact the Candidate Filing Officer, Michael Lui, at 650.312.5238 or mlui@smcare.org. Information may also be found at www.shapethefuture.org.

 

For more information, please contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222.