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) Individuals interested in running for office in San Mateo County in the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election have until the close of business on Friday, March 11, 2022, to file candidacy papers. City candidates should check the hours of their City Clerk’s office. All other candidates have until 5 p.m. to complete their candidate filing with the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. The same deadline also applies to local jurisdictions that intend to place a measure on the June ballot.
Candidates are provided a 26-day window 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 Election at www.smcacre.org.
If an eligible incumbent for an office does not qualify as a candidate by the close of business on Friday, March 11, the candidate filing period for that particular office will be extended another five (5) calendar days and will end at the close of business on Wednesday, March 16. 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 contact Candidate Filing Officer Jim Irizarry at 650.363.4988 or email@example.com.
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.