About the Advisory Committee
Statement of Purpose
The Marin County Election Advisory Committee was established by the Registrar of Voters in 2006 to act as a link between the voting public and the Registrar. The committee provides feedback and advice on issues that affect voters, such as voter participation and election integrity, and learns about election processes and laws that impact the procedures of the Elections Department. The committee is interested in helping ensure that every eligible resident of Marin County has the opportunity to vote, and that all valid ballots are counted accurately and securely.
The committee is advisory only and has no rulemaking authority. The Registrar of Voters may designate subcommittees as needed to address specific topics.
The Registrar of Voters selects up to 20 members who are from various geographic areas of the County and who have different points of view and interests in the elections process. Members of the Committee must be residents of Marin County. However, residents from outside the County may be selected if they serve in a unique capacity within Marin County that benefits Marin County voters. Members will be added when necessary in order to provide the widest possible representation from every part of the County.
Members must be willing to attend most of the meetings of the committee.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend Advisory Committee meetings which are generally held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on the third Friday of each month with some exceptions. Meetings are held in room 324A of the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael. The public is also invited to attend subcommittee meetings. The Advisory Committee meeting schedule is posted on the Elections Department website.
For more information about the Election Advisory Committee, please email Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, or call (415) 473-6401.
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