November Election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates
Process to begin for those seeking offices for the November 6 ballot

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Manager

(Redwood City, CA) The filing period for the nomination papers of write-in candidates for every elective office appearing on the ballot for the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election was announced today by San Mateo County’s Chief Election Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church.  “To qualify for the November Election, potential write-in candidates must file their nomination papers between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23.”

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy must file their nomination documents at the San Mateo County Elections Division at 40 Tower Road.  Candidates are advised to schedule an appointment for the filing, to ensure adequate time for instruction and document processing.  Those interested should contact the Candidate Filing Officer, Meaghan Hassel Shearer, at (650) 312-5293 or email to schedule an appointment.

Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and 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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