County of Marin - News Releases -Voting Underway for November 6 Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2018

Voting Underway for November 6 Election

There’s still time to register and get a ballot by mail

San Rafael, CA – Ballots for the November 6 General Election have been sent to vote-by-mail voters in Marin County, and voting is taking place at the Elections Department at the Marin County Civic Center.

Registered voters may walk into the Elections Department and cast a ballot between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or until 8 p.m. on Election Day. The office is in Suite 121 at 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael.

Vote-by-mail ballots, previously known as absentee ballots, were mailed to registered voters on Tuesday, October 9. Since laws changed, anybody – not just absentees who will be out of town – may apply to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

You can still register by October 22 to vote by mail or vote at the polls. If you miss the deadline, you can register online or come to the Elections Department. During the late registration period from October 23 through 8 p.m. on Election Day, voters will have to fill out ballots in the Elections Department.

Voters may access their voter information guide by signing in to the Voter Information Portal on the Elections Department website.

Those who vote at the polls but want to receive a ballot in the mail must apply by October 30 in one of the following ways:

  • Online
  • By phone at 415-473-6441 or 415-473-6444;
  • In person at the Elections Department during the regular hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
  • In writing by using the application on the back cover of the Voter Information Guide;
  • By mailing a request to the Registrar of Voters, Marin County Civic Center, P.O. Box E, San Rafael, CA 94913;
  • By faxing a request to 415-473-6447.

If you miss the October 30 deadline, you can get a vote-by-mail ballot by coming to the Elections Department.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day. For convenience, a secure ballot box decorated in red, white and blue will be located at the main entrance to the Civic Center starting October 15 through 8 p.m. Election Day. The entrance is on Peter Behr Drive under the Civic Center’s south archway.

“We check the box every afternoon and retrieve ballots so we can process them right away,” said Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts.

She reminds voters to sign their return envelope or the Elections Department cannot process the ballot.

If you’re not sure if you are registered to vote but plan to vote in this election, check the Voter Information Portal to find out, or call 415-473-6456.

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Lynda Roberts
Registrar of Voters
Elections Department

Marin Civic Center Administration Building
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6401
Email: Lynda Roberts
Elections website