County of Marin - News Releases - Candidate Filing Period

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2018

Candidate Filing Opens for November Election

Nominations accepted July 16 through August 10

San Rafael, CA – If you’re inspired and feel a calling toward public service, take note that the nomination period opens July 16 for local offices in the November 6, 2018, General Election.

The cover of the printed candidate guide for the November 6, 2018, general electionWe just finished with a big election, but another big one is coming up quickly.
The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Friday, August 10, with an extension to Wednesday, August 15, if an incumbent officeholder does not file. Seats open for nomination include:
  • Marin County Board of Education, Sonoma County Board of Education, and 18 school districts
  • Special districts including community services districts, fire protection districts, the Marin Healthcare District, public utility districts, recreation districts, the Marin Resource Conservation District, sanitary districts and water districts
  • Sausalito City Council and Tiburon Town Council (municipal candidates must file nomination documents with their respective city clerk)

A complete list of open seats can be found on the November General Election page of

Candidates may pick up and file nomination papers at the Marin County Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10. Candidates can submit their application form online as well.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. The deadline to register to vote in that election is Monday, October 22.

For more information about offices, terms and qualifications, call Dan Miller, Candidate Services, at 415-473-6437, or go to 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
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