(Redwood City, CA) The period to file as a write-in candidate for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election opens on April 11th. Eligible persons seeking to run as a Write-In candidate must file a Statement of Write-in Candidacy and other documentation by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Write-In candidacy documents are filed at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.
Candidates may begin the filing process by emailing a completed “Candidate Registration Form” to CandidateServices@smcacre.org. On the form, candidates will indicate whether they would like to file electronically or in-person (appointments are recommended). Upon receiving this form, our office will call the Write-In candidate to schedule an electronic or in-person filing appointment to complete the filing process.
Please send an email to CandidateServices@smcacre.org for Write-In candidate questions, and to schedule an appointment to review the Write-In candidate process and requirements.
Potential Write-In candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy, providing the candidate’s name and residential address, a declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office, the specific election date, and a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). No filing fee or charge is required.
Information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their names, will not be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as the Official Ballot or the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. However, the Roster of Candidates, which includes qualified Write-In candidates, is updated every day and can be viewed online at www.smcacre.org. Additionally, a list of qualified Write-In candidates will be available at Vote Centers beginning Friday, May 27.
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.