Woodside School Board Elections — November 2024
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There will be (2) Trustee openings for November 2024. Find the election timeline below or HERE
The Candidate Filing period at the San Mateo County Elections Office is July 8 to August 19, 2024
  • If an incumbent hasn’t declared candidacy by August 9th at 5:00 p.m., the deadline for non-incumbents is extended to August 14th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Documents are required to be completed at the Elections Office
  • The County will be hosting 2 candidate orientation sessions at the County Elections Office, 40 Tower Rd., San Mateo at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 and Wednesday July 24. More information to come. 
Questions? Please contact Michelle Ahlstrom at

November 4, 2024 Election Timeline
SMCOE Letter Authorizing Election (to come)


School Board Trustee Vacancy
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Announcement of School Board Trustee Vacancy for the Woodside School District


Who can apply:
Residents of the Woodside School District who are 18 years of age or older and registered to vote.

How to apply:
Obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Packet, which includes a Candidate Application HERE or available in our front office. Please submit the application in hard copy form to:

Superintendent’s Office
Woodside School District
3195 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Application Deadline:
Candidate applications are due to the Superintendent’s Office by Monday, June 10 by 4pm. Applications must be submitted in hard copy form.

Candidates should be available for interviews to be held on TBD.

Board Action:
The Board will take action to appoint a candidate after the interviews on TBD. 

For further questions or additional information please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (650) 851-1571 or Michelle Ahlstrom.


10 Things You Need to Know to Declare Your Campaign
  • Make sure you are qualified for the office that you seek. Contact the relevant governing agency to find out the candidate and officeholder requirements. Are there residency requirements? Are you currently registered to vote in the jurisdiction? Ask the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division to confirm this and, if not, get registered!
  • Get informed. The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division provides resources for potential candidates including a Candidate Guide and seminars for potential candidates.
  • It is also important to know your Election Official. For school and special district candidates, the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is the Election Official. For city candidates, the City Clerk is the Election Official.
  • Contact the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division and notify the Filing Officer that you are a potential candidate (city candidates contact the City Clerk). Make an appointment to declare your candidacy. Forms cannot be mailed to you. The Candidate Filing Period for regularly scheduled elections opens 113 days before Election Day and closes 88 days before Election Day.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to file your documents! If there is a problem, you may not be able to fix it in time. Call 650.312.5222 to schedule an appointment during the filing period. The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division does not schedule appointments for the last day of the filing period.
  • Some offices require nomination petitions to be filed in order to qualify for the ballot. Please consult the proper Election Official to inquire about this requirement. Candidates should pick up their nomination papers early in the Candidate Filing Period to allow enough time for signature gathering and certification.
  • Be prepared to fill out a Statement of Economic Interest, Form 700, and disclose personal financial holdings. Download Form 700 on the Fair Political Practices Commission’s website.
  • Don’t forget your checkbook when filing your candidate statement. Payment MUST be submitted with your statement, or the statement will not be accepted!
  • After you file to run for office, check the Roster of Candidates on the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division’s website to see if you are qualified. If the roster of candidates indicates that you are not qualified, call the Filing Officer to see what you still have to do to get qualified.
  • Research state regulations regarding the political activity of candidates by contacting the Secretary of State at 916.653.6224 and the Fair Political Practices Commission at 866.275.3772.
  • Visit the League of Women Voters website to learn about services offered to candidates. Find information about candidate statements, district information and other campaign information.