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April 9, 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:


June election Filing Period for Write-In Candidates

Process to begin for those seeking offices for the June 5 ballot



(Redwood City, CA) The filing period for the nomination papers of write-in candidates for every elective office appearing on the ballot for the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election was announced by San Mateo County’s Chief Election Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church.  “To qualify for the June Election, potential write-in candidates must file their nomination papers between 8:00 a.m. today, Monday, April 9 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22.” 


Eligible persons seeking to conduct a write-in candidacy must file their nomination documents at the San Mateo County Elections Office at 40 Tower Road.  Candidates are advised to schedule an appointment for the filing, to ensure adequate time for instruction and document processing.  Those interested should contact the Filing Officer, Meaghan Hassel Shearer, at (650) 312-5293 or email to schedule an appointment.


Potential write-in candidates must file a Statement of Write-In Candidacy, providing the candidate’s name and residential address and the candidate’s declaration of candidacy for a specifically named office and specific election date.  For certain offices, they must also file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700).  No filing fee or charge shall be required.


No information concerning qualified write-in candidates, including their name, will be printed on voting materials provided to voters such as Official Ballot, Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet.