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County of San Mateo Guide

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City of Redwood City Guide
Updated July 1, 2020

*This guide may be updated as new information is available

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Fair Political Practices Commission Guide

*Important Information: Candidate filing procedures have been modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be advised that if a candidate fails to submit the original, completed forms to the City Clerk by the close of the nomination period, they will not be included on the November ballot.

To view the Candidate Filing Procedures, go here

For information on upcoming Candidate Seminars for the November 3, 2020 election, go here.

Contact and Questions

For Municipal Election questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 650-780-7220 or by email at

For City related information, please contact the City Manager's Office at 650-780-7000 or by email at