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) 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 November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. The public review period gives voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of candidate filing documents, measures, arguments, and impartial analyses before they are published in the County’s Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.
This review period is the first of four separate public review periods in relation to the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election. All review periods will begin at 5 p.m. on their respective opening date. Documents filed with the Registration & Elections Division will be available for review at www.smcacre.org/elections under Current Election.
Public Review Period Schedule
August 12 to August 22
For candidate statements and ballot measures filed by the filing deadline of August 12 at 5 p.m., the public review period ends on August 22 at 5 p.m.
August 17 to August 27
For candidate statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closing on August 17 at 5 p.m., the 10-day review period ends on August 27 at 5 p.m.
August 19 to August 29
Primary arguments for and against ballot measures. Arguments in favor of and against city measures must be filed with the City Clerk’s office.
August 29 to September 8
Rebuttal arguments for and against primary arguments and impartial analyses for each ballot measure where a Primary Argument was filed both in favor and against.
During each 10-day public review period, registered voters, in a contest for which they are eligible to vote, may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all the materials to be amended or deleted. The request for a writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.
Federal, State, and County candidates filing documents, and school and special district measures, arguments, and impartial analyses will be available for in-person review Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
Registration & Elections Division
Office of the Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
County of San Mateo
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
City candidate and measure documents will be available for in-person review at their respective City Clerk’s Office. Please contact the City Clerk for deadlines as cities may set different filing due dates.
Voting Period Begins on October 11 and Ends on November 8
San Mateo County’s registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail in October. Early voting starts October 11, with three Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City, and South San Francisco. For more information on the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.org.