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) Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder announces today that the Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee period begins on September 14, 2023 and concludes on November 8, 2023 at 5 p.m. for all judicial, nonpartisan county and voter-nominated state and federal offices on the ballot for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election.
During the Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee period, candidates may submit a petition containing signatures of registered voters within their jurisdiction to reduce or cover their filing fee. Only signatures found to be valid by the Registration & Elections Division will reduce the filing fee. The number of signatures required to cover the filing fee varies by office.
Signatures gathered on the petition can also be credited towards the number of signatures required by the candidate’s Nomination Papers during the candidate filing period.
Interested individuals must pick up their Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions at the Registration & Elections Division Office at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.
For more information regarding the Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee period, filing fees and candidate filing, please contact Candidate Services at CandidateServices@smcacre.org. You may also call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcvote.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.