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 filing period for local elective office write-in candidates to qualify for the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election will end at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 25.
“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.
For county, school, and special district offices, documents for write-in candidacy are filed at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, located at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402. Candidates are encouraged to contact Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer (Candidate Filing Officer) at 650.312.5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. City candidates must file their paperwork with their City Clerk’s office.
Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy providing the candidate’s name and residential address, and a declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date, as well as a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). No filing fee or charge is required.
Information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their names, will not be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as the Official Ballot or the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. However, the Roster of Candidates, which includes qualified write-in candidates, is updated every day and can be viewed online at smcvote.org. Additionally, a list of qualified write-in candidates will be available at Vote Centers beginning October 28.
Voting Period Runs October 10 to November 8
San Mateo County’s registered voters received ballots in the mail in October. Official Ballot Drop Boxes are open. Vote Centers are currently open 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.