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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 8, 2012

 

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

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (650) 312-5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail: dtom@smcare.org

 

10-Day Public Review Period for November 6, 2012

Presidential General Election

 

 

(Redwood City, CA)San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church announced that the 10-day public review period for ballot measures and candidate filing documents for the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election will open August 10 at 5 p.m. when the filing period closes.  To review the ballot measures, go to https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2012/nov/ 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 November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election.  Each period opens immediately after the filing deadline for each type of election document as follows:

 

Aug. 10 – Aug. 20     Candidate Statements & Ballot Measures due August 10 at 5 p.m.

 

Aug. 15 – Aug. 25     Candidate Statements from candidates who filed during the extended candidate filing period closes on August 15 at 5 p.m. (extended filing                                      occurs when an incumbent does not run for reelection).

 

Aug. 17 – Aug. 27     Primary Arguments for and against ballot measures.

 

Aug. 27 – Sept. 6      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 November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election and other election matters are available at www.shapethefuture.org or by calling 650.312.5222