November Election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates
Process to begin for those seeking offices for the November 5 ballot

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) The filing period for write-in candidates for every elective office appearing on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election was announced by Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Election Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “To qualify, potential write-in candidates must file their nomination papers between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22.”

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy for a Municipal District must file their nomination documents with their City Clerks. Those who seek a write-in candidacy for a School or Special District must file their nomination documents at the Registration and Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402. To ensure adequate time for instruction and document processing, candidates are advised to schedule an appointment for the filing. Those interested should contact Craig Dorshkind, Filing Officer, at 650.312.5222 or to schedule an appointment.

Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name, residential address, the candidate’s declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date, and a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). No filing fee or charge shall be required.

No information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their name, will be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as Official Ballot, Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet. 

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