For Immediate ReleaseOctober 26, 2018
Vote-by-mail results available shortly after 8 p.m. election night
San Rafael, CA – If you’re excited about seeing the first returns on election night as soon as possible, make sure to bookmark the election results webpage maintained by Marin County Elections Department. Results of vote-by-mail ballots returned before November 6 will be available shortly after 8 p.m. that night.
The first report from precincts is expected at about 9:30 p.m. election night and will be updated about every 30 minutes thereafter until all ballots are returned from the polls by approximately 11:30 p.m.
Vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day will be processed in the days following the election. Updates to the election night results will be posted at the election results webpage by 5 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday until the count is complete.
Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts said her office had received 24,405 ballots in the mail as of Friday, October 26. She reminds voters to sign return envelopes because her office receives many ballots that haven’t been signed after every election. The elections staff contacts voters who have not signed the envelope to cure the problem, but staff must do so within eight days after the election. A ballot signature must substantially match the signature on a voter registration card, and mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
If a voter decides not to mail a filled-out ballot, ballots in signed envelopes may be dropped off at the Elections Department on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. or dropped off at any polling location before 8 p.m. Also, there is a convenient and secure drop box for ballots at the main entrance to the Marin Civic Center through 8 p.m. Election Day. The main entrance is on Peter Behr Drive under the Civic Center’s south archway. The address is 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.
Registered voters may use the Voter Information Portal (VIP) to check the status of a vote-by-mail ballot. To stay updated on other Elections Department happenings, follow the Facebook page.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website