Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for ballot measures and candidate filing documents for the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election will open at 5 p.m. on August 11, 2017. The public review period gives voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of candidates filing documents, measures, arguments and impartial analyses before they are published in the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.
This review period is the first of four separate public review periods that occur in relation to the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election.
Public Review Period Schedule
August 11 – August 21
Candidate statements and ballot measures filed by the filing deadline of August 11 at 5 p.m.
August 16 – August 26
Candidate statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closing on August 16 at 5 p.m. The 10-day review period ends on a Saturday; therefore, the deadline is extended to August 28 at 5 p.m., the next business day.
August 18 – August 28
Primary arguments for and against ballot measures.
August 28 – September 7
Rebuttal arguments for and against primary arguments and impartial analyses for each ballot measure.
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 of the materials to be amended or deleted. The request for writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.
School and Special District candidates filing documents, 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 City Clerks' Offices for more information.
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