November Election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates
Process to begin for those seeking offices for the November 3 ballot

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced the opening of the filing period for write-in candidates for the November 3, 2015 Consolidated Municipal, School & Special District All-Mailed Ballot Election. “Eligible persons wishing to run as write-in candidates have from September 7 to October 20 to file their nomination papers with their Filing Officer.”   

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy for a Municipality should contact their Town or City Clerk for an appointment to file their nomination documents.  Those who seek a write-in candidacy for a School or Special District must file their nomination documents at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.  School and Special District candidates are encouraged to contact the Filing Officer, Michael Lui, at 650.312.5238 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 names, will be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as Official Ballot, Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet. A list of qualified write-in candidates will be available on our website and at the Universal Polling Places on Election Day.

The press release is displayed in its original format. San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections website now resides at