Deadline to File Primary Arguments in favor or against the Merimont Territory Transfer Measure is June 5
10-Day Public Review to Follow

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the County Superintendent of Schools submitted a resolution to conduct a special mail ballot election on August 25, 2015. The district is asking its voters to determine possible school district boundary changes within the Merimont Territory.

Individuals interested in filing a primary argument in favor or against this measure have until 5:00 p.m. on June 5 to submit their argument to the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo.  At that time, the 10-calendar-day public review period for primary arguments will open and remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15. 

“During the 10-calendar-day public review period, the public is provided with an opportunity to read and challenge the language of the primary arguments before they are published,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.  “The arguments will be available for review at our office and on our website,” he added.  During the 10-calendar-day public review period, registered voters, who are eligible to vote on the measure, may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted.  The request for a writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.

The ballot question, text of the measure, impartial analysis prepared by the County Counsel’s Office, the arguments in favor and against and the rebuttal arguments in favor and against are published on the Registration & Elections website,, as soon as it is permissible by law.

For more information about the August 25, 2015 Merimont Territory Transfer Special Mail Ballot Election, call 650.312.5222 or visit

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