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For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017

Key Dates for November 7 Local District Election

Check Voter Information Guide on local measures and candidates on the ballot

San Rafael, CA – If you live in a district holding an election, your chance to vote on local measures and candidates for local offices will come on November 7, and a few key dates are coming up.

A close-up view of the Voter Information Guide for the November 7 election.The Voter Information Guide is being mailed September 28.
Candidates will vie for open seats on some city and town councils and two community services districts. Local measures will include school, city/town, and special district measures. Detailed information about measures is found on the Marin County Elections Office website.

Voters in this election should be aware of these important dates: 

  • September 28: Voter Information Guide/Sample Ballot booklets mailed
  • October 9: Vote-by-mail ballots ready to be mailed and voting begins in Elections Department weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • October 23: Last day to mail voter registration form
  • October 24-November 7: Register and vote in the Elections Department
  • October 31: Applications for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the Elections Department to fulfill the request by mail. After this date, voters wishing to vote by mail must get a ballot in person at the Elections Department.
  • November 7, Election Day: Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Elections Department open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for registering and voting by mail. Vote-by-mail ballot envelopes must be signed and postmarked on or before this day. Voters can drop their vote-by-mail ballot (in its signed envelope) at the Elections Department or any polling place by 8 p.m.

Check the Voter Information Portal online for information about your registration status, or call 415-473-6456. Follow the Elections Department on Facebook.


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