10-Day Public Review Periods for the May 4, 2021 Special Mail Ballot Election

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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 first of three 10-day public review periods for the local measure for the May 4, 2021 Special Mail Ballot Election will end on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The public review period gives voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of measures, arguments and impartial analyses before they are published in the Voter Information Guide.

This review period is the first of three separate public review periods that occur in relation to the May 4, 2021 Special Mail Ballot Election. All review periods will begin at 5 p.m. on their respective opening date.

All measures, arguments and impartial analyses will be available for online review at www.smcacre.org/elections. Due to the County’s Shelter In Place Order, in-person reviews are available by appointment only 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

To make an appointment for an in-person review, please call or text 650.312.5222, or email us at registrar@smcacre.org.

Public Review Period Schedules

February 5 – February 16

  • For measure resolutions, ballot questions and full texts

February 12 – February 22

  • For primary arguments in favor of and against measures

February 22 – March 4

  • For rebuttal arguments to primary arguments in favor of and against measures and impartial analyses

During each 10-day public review period, registered voters may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction in a contest for which they are eligible to vote, requiring any or all 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.

For more information, call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.