May 20, 2016

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced that May 23 is the deadline to register to vote in the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

To satisfy the deadline, the mailed registration card must be postmarked on or before May 23, 2016 or individuals may register online by midnight on May 23 by visiting the San Mateo County official elections website and clicking on “Register to Vote.”

“The June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is of vital importance to our communities,” stated Church. “It is critical that every eligible person is registered to vote in this very important election,” he added.

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old by Election Day. Additionally, eligible persons must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction nor declared mentally incompetent by the court.

Eligible individuals can register to vote by completing a voter registration card available at: 

  • Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo
  • 555 County Center, Redwood City
  • Public Libraries
  • City and Town Halls
  • Post Offices
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

A full list of locations can be found at

Voters must re-register whenever they move to a new address, change their name or would like to change political party affiliation.

The latest county registration statistics, updated weekly, are found at under Voter Registration. There is also a link that allows eligible and registered voters to confirm their current registration status. On the home page, click on “Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Voter Information Pamphlet.”

June 7, 2016 Election will have Traditional Voting Opportunities

Unlike the November 2015 All-Mailed Ballot Election, the June 2016 Presidential Primary Election is a traditional election with neighborhood polling places for most county residents. Voters will be assigned a particular polling place that will be indicated on the back cover of the Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet and listed on our website under Access My Election Materials. Voters who live in precincts with less than 250 voters will be sent a Vote by Mail ballot.

For more information on the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit or follow us on Twitter @smcvote.

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Related Contacts

Mark Church

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions

Jim Irizarry

Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Asst. Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions