Mailing of Sample Ballot Pamphlets for Brisbane School District Special Election begins March 1

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Manager

(Redwood City, CA) On March 1, 2012, San Mateo County will mail its “Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet” for the April 10, 2012 Brisbane Special Election to the district’s 3,961 voters.

The upcoming April 10 election is a special election held wholly within the Brisbane School District.  The “Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet” contains information about Measure Q for Brisbane School District voters. It includes information from the proponents of the measure and an impartial analysis provided by county counsel.  The back cover of the pamphlet identifies the location of the voter’s polling place.

To reduce the carbon footprint and save taxpayer dollars, the Elections Office encourages voters to enroll in the “Go Green” Program.  This program allows a voter to opt-out of receiving a mailed paper copy of the “Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet,” and instead to obtain it electronically from the Elections Office website (  Online versions of the pamphlet are also available in Spanish and Chinese.  Voters can join the program by filling out the application form. The online application form is on the home page at “Go Green! Get Your Future Voter Pamphlets Online!” The application is also in the pamphlet that voters will receive for this election. Multi-voter households may choose to share the paper pamphlet of only one voter, while the other voters join Go Green.

The Elections Office makes every effort to accommodate the needs of every voter.  Voters who prefer to receive their voter materials in Chinese or Spanish, as provided by the federal Voting Rights Act, may make that request at the time they register to vote or at anytime thereafter.  Visually impaired voters may ask to receive their “Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet” on audiotape, by calling 650.312.5222.

San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, urges every voter to take full advantage of the “Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet” stating “I encourage voters to review the material carefully to ensure that they have a full understanding of the issue. Preparation enables the voter to make informed choices.”

Church also advises voters to confirm the location of their polling place before they head off to vote.  “Sometimes, the polling place that you’ve gone to many times in the past may have become unavailable for this election, for a variety of reasons.  The address of your polling place for this election will appear on the back of the Sample Ballot pamphlet.  In addition, the address can be found through a link on the Elections Office website ( or from a smartphone (  Take that minute now to be sure.”

For information about the mail delivery schedule for the pamphlet, call the Elections Office at 650.312.5222 or email to

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