“How-to” Seminars for Potential Candidates

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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) The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is offering two seminars for potential candidates interested in running for office in the upcoming November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. A separate seminar will address voter and election data available to candidates in their bids for office. All seminars will take place at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.

“I highly recommend that anyone interested in serving their community attend the seminars. Even if you have run for office before, these briefings will ensure your understanding of current laws, forms, reporting rules and campaign management tips,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.

The Candidate Seminar will cover such areas as:

  • Important deadlines
  • Candidate statements
  • Campaign finance reports
  • Voter registration guidelines
  • Requirements for campaign signs

The Voter Data Seminar will focus on providing information to candidates and campaigns on how to obtain registered voter data reports and related information.

The following are the dates and times for these two seminars:
Candidate Seminars (choose one session):

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019: 10 a.m. or
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019: 2 p.m.

Voter Data Seminars (choose one session):

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019: 11:30 a.m. or
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019: 3:30 p.m.

An RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Reply online or contact Michael Lui, the Candidate Filing Officer, at 650.312.5238 or candidateservices@smcacre.org to reserve a seat. Attendees are asked to provide their name, which seminar date they plan to attend and the number of persons attending. All seminars are open to the public.

For more information on the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.