Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Closes Tuesday, October 21 for the Statewide General Election

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Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) The deadline to file as a write-in candidate for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election is at the close of business on Tuesday, October 21.  “I encourage all interested individuals to start 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.

Potential write-in candidates must file the following documents by the deadline:

  • Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and residential address
  • Candidate’s declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date
  • Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)

No filing fee or charge shall be required.

Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy for a municipal office must file their nomination documents with their Town or City Clerk.  Those who seek a write-in candidacy for a school or special district must file their nomination documents at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402. 

To date, no write-in candidates have filed to run for any of the local offices on the November ballot.  The Roster of Candidates, which is updated when new candidates file, can be viewed online at https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2014/november/

For more information about the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election, call the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or visit www.shapethefuture.org.


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