The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, which took effect
January 1, 2011, created “voter-nominated” offices. The Top Two
Candidates Open Primary Act does not apply to candidates running
for U.S. President, county central committees, or local offices.
Most of the offices that were previously known as “partisan” are
now known as “voter-nominated” offices. Voter-nominated offices
are state constitutional offices, state legislative offices, and
U.S. congressional offices. The only “partisan offices” now are
the offices of U.S. President and county central committee.
The County of San Mateo has added a translation feature developed by Google Translate to assist web visitors in understanding information on this website in a variety of foreign languages. Please be aware that Google Translate, a free third party service which the County does not control, provides automated computer translations that may not give you an exact translation. The County cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate so translations should not be considered exact and only used as a rough guide. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. The County disclaims and will not accept any liability for damages or losses of any kind caused by the use of the Google Translate feature.