Candidate Filing Period Opens on July 13 for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election
Filing Period is Open July 13 through August 7

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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) Mark Church, San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor- County Clerk-Recorder, announced the candidate filing period for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. 

For candidates seeking elected office, the filing period opens at 8 a.m. on July 13 and closes at 5 p.m. on August 7. For offices without eligible incumbents seeking re-election, the candidate filing period is open for an additional five (5) calendar days and closes at 5 p.m. on August 12. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage candidates to take advantage of the new and convenient electronic candidate filing option to ensure the health and safety of all. Candidates may begin the filing process by emailing Candidate Services Supervisor, Michael Lui a completed “Candidate Registration Form” available on our website at www.smcacre.org/november-3-2020-presidential-general-election. 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 candidate to schedule an electronic or in-person filing appointment to complete the filing process. 

Our Candidate Services Supervisor, Michael Lui, is available at 650.312.5238 and mlui@smcacre.org to answer candidates’ questions, assist with appointments, and to review the steps, forms, and requirements for a successful filing. 

The list of offices that will be up for election on the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election ballot is in our Candidate Guide which is now posted on our website at https://www.smcacre.org/current-election

For more information on the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.