Virtual Seminars for San Mateo County Candidates for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election Interested Candidates Are Encouraged To RSVP

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Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Asst. Chief Elections Officer & Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is offering seminars on candidate filing for potential candidates interested in running for office in the upcoming June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. Candidates will also learn about purchasing and using voter and election data for campaigning and voter education.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our candidate seminars for the June 7, 2022 election will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. Once you have signed up online, a meeting invitation with a link to the online seminar will be emailed to you.

“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 filing deadlines
  • Candidate filing documents
  • Candidate statement
  • Campaign finance reports
  • Voter data reports

The following are the dates and times for these two seminars:

Candidate Seminars (choose one session):
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 2 p.m.

An RSVP is required to obtain access to the meeting. Reply online at or contact San Mateo County Candidate Services Supervisor, Hillary O’Connor, at 650.312.5294. Attendees are asked to provide their name, the office they will be running for, 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 June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.