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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



March 11, 2016


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

Phone: 650.363.4988 | Fax: 650.363.1903 | Email: mchurch@smcare.org


Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

Phone: 650.312.5222 | Fax: 650.312.5348 | Email: dtom@smcare.org


10-Day Public Review Periods for June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election



(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for ballot measures and candidate filing documents for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election will open at 5 p.m. on March 11, 2016. The public review period gives voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of a proposed ballot measure or candidate statement before it is published in the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.

This review period is the first of four separate public review periods that occur in relation to the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. All review periods will begin at 5 p.m. on their respective opening date on our website, www.shapethefuture.org under Current Elections.


Public Review Period Schedule


March 11 – March 21

Candidate Statements and Ballot Measures filed by the filing deadline of March 11 at 5 p.m. The review period ends on March 21 at 5 p.m.


March 16 – March 26

Candidate Statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closing on March 16 at 5 p.m. The 10-day review period ends on a Saturday; therefore, the deadline is extended to March 28 at 5 p.m., the next business day.


March 15 – March 25

Primary Arguments for and against ballot measures.


March 25 – April 4

Rebuttal Arguments for and against Primary Arguments and Impartial Analyses for each ballot measure.


During each 10-day public review period, registered voters, in a contest for which they are eligible to vote, may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted. The request for writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.

All documents will be available for in-person review Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:


Registration & Elections Division
Office of the Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
County of San Mateo
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402


For more information about the election, call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow us on Twitter @smcvote.