Letter from Chief Elections Officer

December 31, 2017

Dear Fellow Voters:

I am pleased to submit to you San Mateo County’s Draft Election Administration Plan Draft Election Administration Plan for the implementation of the California Voter’s Choice Act (Senate Bill 450). This landmark legislation authorizes 14 counties, including San Mateo, to conduct any election as an All Mailed Ballot/Vote Center Election, commencing January 2018. San Mateo County is proud to be one of the first five counties in the state that will be conducting the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election under the provisions of the California Voter’s Choice Act.

San Mateo County’s Draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) was developed with the goal of providing the public detailed information on the administration of elections under the California Voter’s Choice Act. The EAP also includes the County’s Education and Outreach Plan which outlines in detail the County’s education and outreach plans and our efforts to increase accessibility to all voters, particularly voters with disabilities and language minorities.

The Draft EAP was developed in consultation with the public and includes comments received at our public hearings with members of the County’s disability and language communities. You are all cordially invited to a public hearing to discuss the Draft EAP on:

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1 p.m.
Chambers of the Board of Supervisors
Hall of Justice
400 County Center, Redwood City

You may also provide comments via email, mail and by phone in advance of the hearing.

Please feel free to contact me or any of our staff members at 650.312.5222 or registrar@smcacre.org should you have any questions regarding the Voter’s Choice Act or our Draft EAP. We look forward to seeing you on January 18, 2018.


Mark Church