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For Immediate Release
November 10, 2015

Manual Tally Scheduled for November 3 Election

Elections Department begins public process on November 16

San Rafael, CA – Beginning November 16, the Marin County Elections Department will start the manual tally of the November 3 Uniform District Election.

Pursuant to California Elections Code §15360, the Election Officer – in this case, Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts – will conduct a public manual tally of a random 1 percent of the precincts. The process will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. 

The random tally starts by rolling three 10-sided dice to select the precincts to be counted. In addition, a random selection of the vote-by-mail ballots is also made. For every contest not included in the original random sample, another sample is drawn so that every race is counted.

A complete description of the post-election canvass, including the manual tally process, is found at The canvassing process is conducted weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is open to the public. For more information, call the Elections Department at 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
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