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March 8, 2012


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

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail:


Alternate: David Tom, Elections Manager
Phone: (650) 312-5222 E-mail:


10-Day Public Review Periods for June 5, 2012
Presidential Primary Election



(Redwood City, CA)San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for ballot measures and candidate filing documents for the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election will open March 9 at 5 p.m. when the filing period closes.  To review the ballot measures, go to anytime or visit the Elections Office at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The purpose of the public review period is to give voters an opportunity to review and challenge the language of a proposed ballot measure or candidate statement before it is published in the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet.  During each 10-day public review period, any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being held, or the county elections official, may seek a judicial writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted.  The request for writ of mandate or injunction shall be filed no later than the end of the review period.


This review period is one of four separate public review periods that occur in relation to the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election.  Each period opens immediately after the filing deadline for each type of election document as follows:


March 9 – March 19 

Candidate Statements & Ballot Measures due March 9 at 5 p.m.

March 14 – March 24

Candidate Statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closes on March 24 at 5 p.m. (extended filing occurs when an incumbent does not run for reelection).

March 16 – March 26

Primary Arguments for and against ballot measures.

March 26 – April 5

Rebuttal Arguments for and against Primary Arguments and the Impartial Analysis for each ballot measure (Impartial Analyses are prepared by County Counsel).


Information about the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election and other election matters are available at or by calling 650.312.5222.