Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Asst. Chief Elections Officer & Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for local ballot measures and local candidate filing documents for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022. The public review period gives voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of candidate filing documents, measures, arguments, and impartial analyses before they are published in the County’s Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.
This review period is the first of four separate public review periods in relation to the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. All review periods will begin at 5 p.m. on their respective opening date. Documents filed with the Registration & Elections Division will be available for review at www.smcacre.org/elections under Current Election.
Public Review Period Schedule
March 11 to March 21
For candidate statements and ballot measures filed by the filing deadline of March 11 at 5 p.m., the public review period ends on March 21 at 5 p.m.
March 16 to March 26
For candidate statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closing on March 16 at 5 p.m., the 10-day review period ends on March 26 at 5 p.m.
March 18 to March 28
Primary arguments for and against ballot measures. Arguments in favor of and against city measures must be filed with the City Clerk’s office.
March 28 to April 7
Rebuttal arguments for and against primary arguments and impartial analyses for each ballot measure where a Primary Argument was filed both in favor and against.
During each 10-day public review period, registered voters, in a contest for which they are eligible to vote, may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all the materials to be amended or deleted. The request for a writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.
Federal, State, and County candidates filing documents, and school and special district measures, arguments, and impartial analyses will be available for in-person review Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
Registration & Elections Division
Office of the Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
County of San Mateo
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
City candidate and measure documents will be available for in-person review at each city’s City Clerk’s Office. Please contact your City Clerk’s Office for deadlines as cities may set different filing due dates.
Voting Period Begins May 9 and Ends on June 7
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in May. Three of the 45 Vote Centers for the June election open on May 9 for in-person voting. For more information on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.