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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



October 19, 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, Interim Elections Division Manager

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


Filing Period for Local Write-In Candidates Closes Tuesday, October 25 for the Presidential General Election


(Redwood City, CA)The filing period for write-in candidates for local elective office appearing on the ballot for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election began on September 12 and will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

“The filing deadline for write-in candidates is swiftly approaching and I advise all interested individuals to begin the filing process as soon as possible in order to allow enough time to complete all requirements,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. Those who seek a write-in candidacy must file their nomination documents at the Registration and Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.

Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate's name, 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 is 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, at Voting Centers and at the Polling Places on Election Day. Only votes for qualified candidates will be tallied.

To ensure adequate time for instruction and document processing, candidates are advised to schedule an appointment for the filing. Those interested should contact Travis Dunn, Candidate Filing Officer, at 650.312.5298 or tdunn@smcare.org to schedule an appointment.


For more information on the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow @smcvote on Twitter. Voters may also text the words “san mateo” to 2VOTE to easily access election information.