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 and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced at the close of business on Friday, August 12, 2022, that the deadline for Candidate Filing has ended for the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election. The same deadline also applies to local jurisdictions that intend to place a measure on the November ballot.
Candidates are provided a 26-day window in which to file all necessary paperwork under the law. The complete Roster of Candidates is posted online and updated every evening. To view the roster, go to Current Elections at www.smcacre.org
If an eligible incumbent for an office does not qualify as a candidate by the close of business on August 12, the candidate filing period for that office will be extended another five (5) calendar days and will end at the close of business on Wednesday, August 17. The eligible incumbent will not be permitted to file during the extended candidate filing period.
A 10-day public review period begins at the filing period deadline for each contest. During the review period, any registered voter or the Chief Elections Officer may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction if any material is found to be misleading or false.
For additional information about this process or to make an appointment to file for office, please send us an email at CandidateServices@smcacre.org or call 650.312.5222.
Voting Period Begins October 10 and Ends on November 8
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in October. Official Ballot Drop Boxes will open by noon on October 10. Early in-person voting period starts October 11, with three Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco. For more information on the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.org.