For Immediate ReleaseDecember 12, 2018
Canvass of votes is ratified by Board of Supervisors
San Rafael, CA – Following the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ ratification of the local November 6 Statewide General Election results, there are a few statistics about voter tendencies that stand out.
The Board accepted the canvass of votes offered by Register of Voters Lynda Roberts at the December 11 meeting at the Marin County Civic Center. Roberts had certified the election, declaring all votes recorded, on November 30 and reported to the State of California.
Voter turnout was 82.44 percent, a Marin record for a midterm election and over 22 percentage points higher than the 2014 midterm election. Of 160,634 registered voters, 132,434 ballots were verified and processed in this election.
“The high turnout is what I’ll remember most about this election,” Roberts said. “Also, one of the biggest changes we saw from the 2014 midterm election was the new law allowing people to register and vote in our Elections Department after the 15-day close of the registration deadline. More than 500 people were able to participate in this election as a result of the new law.”
Roberts also reported these interesting facts from the election:
The voter turnout percentages by age group were as follows:
Additional information about election results reporting and processing vote-by-mail and provisional ballots can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website