Candidate Filing Period Opens on July 16 for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election
Filing Period is Open from July 16 through August 10

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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 opening of the candidate filing period for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election.

For candidates seeking elected office, the filing period opens at 8 a.m. on July 16 and closes at 5 p.m. on August 10.  For offices without an eligible incumbent seeking re-election, the candidate filing period is open for an additional five (5) calendar days and closes at 5 p.m. on August 15.

“The November 2018 Statewide General Election will see a much larger number of offices than normally appear on the ballot in San Mateo County,” said Church.  “This is a direct result of Senate Bill 415, also known as the California Voter Participation Rights Act, which requires local jurisdictions to move their governing board elections to even-numbered years.”

Persons interested in running for a regional district, school district or special district office should call Candidate Filing Officer, Michelle Yue, at 650.312.5293, to make an appointment to review the steps, forms and requirements to run for office.  Those interested in running for a city elected office should contact their City Clerk. 

Please refer to the attached list of the local offices that will be up for election on the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election ballot.

New Election Model for November 6, 2018
The November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election will be the second election conducted under the California Voter’s Choice Act model.  Traditional polling places will be replaced by Vote Centers, which will be open for voting for a greater period, and will offer expanded voter services including voter registration, multilingual assistance, and disabled access voting options.  Every registered voter will also receive a Vote-by-Mail Ballot, which can be returned with no postage required in any mailbox or special ballot drop-off boxes located throughout the county.

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

School Districts

County Board of Education 

Trustee Areas 1, 2 and 3 

Bayshore Elementary School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Brisbane Elementary School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Cabrillo Unified School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Hillsborough City School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Jefferson Elementary School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Jefferson Union High School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District

Governing Board, 2 seats

Las Lomitas Elementary School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Menlo Park City School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Millbrae School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Pacifica School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Ravenswood City School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Redwood City School District

Governing Board, 2 seats

San Bruno Park School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

San Mateo County Community College District

Governing Board, 2 seats

San Mateo Union High School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Sequoia Union High School District

Governing Board, 2 seats

South San Francisco Unified School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Woodside Elementary School District

Governing Board, 3 seats

Special Districts

Bayshore Sanitary District

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Broadmoor Police Protection District

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Coastside County Water District

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Coastside Fire Protection District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Colma Fire Protection District

Board of Directors, 1 seat

Granada Community Services District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Ladera Recreation District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Mid-Peninsula Water District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space (Ward 5, 6)

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Montara Water and Sanitary District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

North Coast County Water District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Peninsula Health Care District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

San Mateo County Harbor District

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Sequoia Healthcare District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

West Bay Sanitary District

Board of Directors, 2 seats

Westborough Water District

Board of Directors, 3 seats

Regional Districts

Midcoast Community Council

Board of Directors, 4 seats

Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council (District 1, 2, 3, 4)

Board of Directors, 4 seats

Municipalities

Atherton

Council, 3 seats

Belmont

Council, 3 seats

Colma

Council, 2 seats

Daly City

Council, 3 seats

East Palo Alto

Council, 2 seats

Foster City

Council, 2 seats

Half Moon Bay

Council, 3 seats

Hillsborough

Council, 2 seats

Menlo Park

Council, 3 seats

Millbrae

Council, 2 seats

Pacifica

Council, 3 seats

Portola Valley

Council, 3 seats

Redwood City

Council, 3 seats

San Carlos

Council, 3 seats

South San Francisco 

City Clerk
Treasurer
Council, 3 seats

Woodside

Council, 3 seats