Six Additional Vote Centers to Open Saturday, May 28, for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) A total of nine Vote Centers will be open starting Saturday, May 28, for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. The Vote Centers that opened on May 9 in Redwood City, San Mateo and South San Francisco will be joined by Vote Centers opening in Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica and San Carlos. Vote Centers currently open for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election are located at: 

Registration Deadline for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) The deadline to register to vote is May 23, 2022, for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. Voter registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked on or before May 23, 2022. Register online at registertovote.ca.gov.  Online registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on May 23 to receive a ballot in the mail for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Closes Tuesday, May 24 for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) The filing period for county elective office write-in candidates to qualify for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. “The filing deadline for write-in candidates is swiftly approaching, and I advise all interested individuals to begin the filing process as soon as possible in order to allow enough time to complete all requirements,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. 

Public Welcome to Observe Opening & Processing of Vote by Mail Ballots for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) Beginning Monday, May 16, authorized staff of the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division will begin opening and processing returned Vote by Mail ballots for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election. The public and the media are welcome to observe these activities.

Logic and Accuracy Testing of Voting Equipment to Begin for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of San Mateo County’s voting system will begin on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 10 a.m. for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.  L&A will be conducted at the Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo.  

San Mateo County Announced as a 2021 Winner of two U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Clearinghouse Awards

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County's Department of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer has once again received national recognition for its accomplishments, securing two prestigious Clearinghouse Awards from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for Outstanding Innovations in Elections and Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers. San Mateo County also received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Innovation in Election Cybersecurity and Technology.

Filing Period Opens for Write-in Candidates Filing Period Opens April 11 and Ends May 24 at 5 p.m.

(Redwood City, CA) The period to file as a write-in candidate for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election opens on April 11th.  Eligible persons seeking to run as a Write-In candidate must file a Statement of Write-in Candidacy and other documentation by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Write-In candidacy documents are filed at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.

Multiple Voting Options for Military and Overseas Citizens for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) Active military and citizens living outside the United States who wish to participate in the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election may receive their ballot via email, mail, fax or access it online. “Our goal in every election is to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot no matter where they are,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. Eligible San Mateo County voters include:

Election Worker Recruitment Begins for Upcoming Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) The June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election is fast approaching, and the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking qualified candidates for various election positions.  These positions will perform various tasks ranging from assisting visitors at Vote Centers to testing election equipment and processing ballots. Positions include Vote Center Representatives, Student Vote Center Ambassadors, Election Materials Couriers, and Vote Center Volunteers.

Randomized Alphabet Drawings Scheduled for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) The randomized alphabet drawing that is conducted to assign letter names to the local measures that will appear on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at the Registration & Elections Division located at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.

10-Day Public Review Periods for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for local ballot measures and local candidate filing documents for the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Candidate Filing Period Closes Friday, March 11 for the Statewide Direct Primary Election

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