Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period Opens on December 27 for the June 3, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced the opening of the Signatures In-Lieu of Filing period for the June 3, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period allows candidates running for an office that requires a filing fee to submit a petition containing signatures of registered voters from their district to reduce the cost of the filing fee.  

The number of signatures required to fully cover the fee varies by office. Each signature is assigned a value, based on the office, and each valid signature gathered will reduce the filing fee by the assigned value, explained Church.  Additionally, these signatures can be used to fulfill the nomination signature requirement during the Declaration of Candidacy period, he added.

Candidates running for judicial offices will have from December 27, 2013 until February 5, 2014 to collect signatures and candidates for voter nominated offices will have from December 27, 2013 to February 20, 2014 to collect signatures.  Interested individuals must pick up their Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee Petitions at the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.

For more information regarding the Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee period, filing fee, and candidate filing please contact the Candidate Filing Officer, Craig Dorshkind, at 650.312.5202 or cdorshkind@smcare.org (www.shapethefuture.org).


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