For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2018
Elections staff methodical in process to assure accuracy of June 5 Primary
San Rafael, CA – After posting fresh election results at 5 p.m., Friday, June 15, the Marin County Elections Department staff will have about 8,500 more votes to count before the local tally for the June 5 California State Primary Election is over. About 5,000 remaining ballots are vote-by-mail entries and about 3,500 are provisional ballots.
Standard procedures are to prioritize counts for the closest local races first, and the race for three Corte Madera Town Council seats remains at stake. After all vote-by-mail ballots are counted, ballots will be randomly selected to be recounted as part of the 1 percent manual tally, required by California Elections Code §15360. Roberts has scheduled Thursday, June 21, as the date to begin the manual tally. The process will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public as space allows in the Elections Department.
By law, the elections team has until July 5 to certify and report final election results to the Secretary of State, though staff may complete that process sooner. The election won’t be formally ratified by the Marin County Board of Supervisors until its July 17 meeting. Additional information about election results reporting and processing vote-by-mail and provisional ballots can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.
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Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website