For Immediate ReleaseNovember 05, 2014
Registrar expects final turnout to be about 60 percent
San Rafael, CA – Nearly 61,000 ballots were counted by the Marin County Elections Office staff on Election Day, and about 30,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots still need to be counted to certify the election.
The first results were posted at 8:08 p.m. November 4 and the count ended by 10:43 p.m., Registrar Lynda Roberts said. Her staff has 28 days to finish the count and certify the final results.
“It was relatively smooth sailing throughout,” Roberts said. “The team effort of everyone involved, including our team of extra hires, really makes the difference. We are like a big family, and I feel very fortunate to be working with this dedicated and professional group of people. They deserve the credit for making this a successful day.”
In the most recent gubernatorial election in November 2010, participation by registered voters was 76.17 in Marin. Roberts said it is unlikely that the turnout for this election will be that high, but “it should be about 60 percent.”
About 30 full-time Elections Office staff members and 585 poll station workers worked Tuesday night. Part-time employees will continue to count ballots over the next few weeks.
For more information, call the Elections Office at 415-473-6456. Follow the Elections Office on Facebook.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website