County of Marin - News Releases - Voter Registration

For Immediate Release
September 04, 2015

Community Voter Registration Coming Soon

Week-long event planned in Marin around National Voter Registration Day

San Rafael, CA – National Voter Registration Day is September 22, and the Marin County Elections Department is busy planning a series of nonpartisan events from September 20-27 to mark the occasion.

A tabletop display of pamphlets promoting voter registration.“We want to raise awareness about the importance of voting, and registering is the first step,” said Marin County Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts.

Although Marin County traditionally has high participation in elections, about 15 percent of eligible residents are not registered to vote.

Many local nonprofits are helping to organize the events, including Marin Latino Leaders, the League of Women Voters of Marin County, Dominican University's Political Science Department, the Center for Independent Living, and the Ritter House.

“Registering voters is not just a single-day event,” said Veda Florez, Communications Outreach Consultant for the Elections Department. “We can't possibly register all of the eligible people in one day, so that's why we are turning it into a week-long event.” Florez plans to have registration tables set up at locations around the county, including farmers markets, County Health and Human Services offices, the Corte Madera Safeway store and in the San Rafael Canal neighborhood.  

This year the Elections Department would like nonprofits that normally would not get involved with voter registration to add a link on their websites so people can register online. The link,, will connect people to the California Secretary of State’s website, which provides the online voter registration form. The groups are encouraged to keep the link active until October 19, which is the last day to register for the November 3 election.

Volunteers are needed to help staff the voter registration events.  Call Florez at 415-299-0035 to participate.  


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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