Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Asst. Chief Elections Officer & Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) The filing period for county elective office write-in candidates to qualify for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.
“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.
For county offices, documents for write-in candidacy are filed at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402. Candidates are encouraged to contact Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer (Candidate Filing Officer) at 650.312.5222 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and residential address, and a declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date, as well as a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). No filing fee or charge is required.
Information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their names, will not be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as the Official Ballot or the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. However, the Roster of Candidates, which includes qualified write-in candidates, is updated every day and can be viewed online at www.smcvote.org. Additionally, a list of qualified write-in candidates will be available at Vote Centers beginning May 26.
Voting Period May 9 Through June 7
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail in May. Three (3) of the 45 Vote Centers for the June election opened on May 9 for in-person voting. For more information on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcvote.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.