One week remains in the mayoral nomination period

One week remains in the mayoral nomination period

[trib_ndn vid=25165641]SAN DIEGO – There is one week left in the nomination period for San Diego mayor and already nearly 40 people have filed their intent to run.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, 38 San Diego residents had filed candidate intention statements with the City Clerk’s Office. Not all of them had pulled nomination papers.

To make the ballot, candidates must collect 200 signatures from registered San Diego voters by next Friday at 5 p.m. The voters must have been registered for at least 30 days.

“We have to make sure the signatures are valid and that they qualify to appear on the ballot,” said Liz Maland, City Clerk. “So not everybody that files will ultimately appear on the ballot.”

Maland said historically special elections for mayor have produced a high number of candidates.

“In 1983, there were 20 candidates on the ballot,” said Maland. “In 1986, there were 17…

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