November 2, 2021 Speciall Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

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The information on this page is election specific. Information will be added as it becomes available. For information about future elections visit the Election Schedule page.

November 2, 2021Special Election

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Index

Results

Election Results

Election results will not be available until after 8:00 p.m. on November 2.

Candidates

Candidate Information

Candidate information is election specific.

Measures

Local Measures Information

There are no local measures for this election.

Vote By Mail

Information on Voting By Mail

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of poll workers and voters, every active registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Find information here about voting by mail.

Dates & Facts

Dates and Facts

Voters With Specific Needs

Voters With Specific Needs

RAVBM is reserved for voters with disabilities. However, RAVBM is available to all voters for the November 2, 2021 Special Election.

Request Translated Sample Ballot

Requesting a translated copy of the sample ballot

  • Requesting a translated copy of the sample ballot
    • The sample ballot in some precincts has been translated into Spanish. To request a copy, contact the Elections Department no later than seven days before the election:
      • Call 415-473-645
      • Email: elections@marincounty.org
      • Mail a written request to PO Box E, San Rafael, CA 94913. Must arrive seven days before Election Day
    • The sample ballot is for information only.
  • Cómo solicitar una copia traducida de la boleta de muestra
    • En algunos recintos, la boleta de muestra ha sido traducida al español. Para solicitar una copia, comuníquese con el Departamento Electoral a más tardar siete días antes de la elección.
      • Llame al 415-473-6456
      • Email: elections@marincounty.org
      • Envíe una solicitud escrita a P.O. Box E, San Rafael, CA 94913. Tiene que llegar siete días antes del día de la elección.
    • La boleta de muestra es solo para fines informativos.

Observer Info

Election Observer Information

Anyone may observe all aspects of the election process so long as they do not interfere.

  • Key Dates
    • Weekdays: Ballot processing is performed in the Elections Department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays except as noted below. Notice of ballot processing outside these hours and on weekends will be posted 48 hours in advance on our website homepage, and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice. You may call the Elections Department at 415-473-6456 for information about the daily processing schedule.
    • October 4: Sorting returned vote-by-mail ballots may start and will continue daily (depending on mail delivery) until all ballots are processed. Signature verification on ballot envelopes is part of this process.
    • October 4: Preparing vote-by-mail ballots for counting may start and will continue daily until all ballots are processed. The process includes removing ballots from envelopes and duplicating damaged ballots.
    • October 18: Counting vote-by-mail ballots may start and will continue daily until all ballots are counted. This process includes scanning and adjudication of ballots.
    • November 2: Election Day polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A list of polling places and the Election Observer Guidelines are available on our website.
    • November 2: Precinct ballots will be returned to the Civic Center Hall of Justice (middle arch) on Election Day after the polls close at 8 p.m. Precinct ballots will be counted on election night and will continue that night until all precinct ballots are counted.
    • November 3: Official canvass begins at 8 a.m. in the Elections Department. Provisional ballots from polling places and conditional voter registration will be processed after vote-by-mail ballots.
    • TBD: The manual tally of ballots is conducted at the end of the canvass period and will continue until the manual tally is finished. Notice of the specific date will be posted online five days in advance.
  • Notice of Ballot Processing
    • Anyone may observe all aspects of the election process. Ballot processing is performed weekdays in the Elections Department at the locations listed below between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. except as noted.
    • Ballot processing may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and may take place during these same hours on some weekends as well. Notice of specific weekend dates on which ballot processing will occur will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of those dates. You may call the Elections Department at the number listed below for information about the daily processing schedule.
    • Ballot processing includes:
      • Sorting returned vote-by-mail ballots
      • Verifying signatures on ballot envelopes
      • Removing ballots from envelopes
      • Duplicating damaged ballots
      • Counting vote-by-mail ballots
      • Counting precinct ballots on Election Day after polls close at 8 p.m.
      • Processing provisional ballots during the canvass period
      • Conducting a manual tally of ballots at the end of the canvass period
    • Elections Department location:
      Suite 121 Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael**
      Call 415-473-6456 for information
      ** ballot processing may occur and can be observed in other areas within the Civic Center, but all observers must first go to Suite 121 to check in
  • Observer Guidelines
  • Preparing Vote-By-Mail Ballots
    • Preparing vote-by-mail ballots for counting can start 29 days before the election, in the Elections Department office during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work will continue through mid-November until all ballots are processed.
  • Counting Vote-By-Mail Ballots
    • Counting vote-by-mail ballots can start 29 days before the election, in the Elections Department office secure room during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Counting will continue until all ballots are counted.
  • Polling Places
  • Ballot Drop Boxes
  • Precinct Ballots
    • Precinct ballots will be returned to the Civic Center at the middle arch after 8 p.m. on Election Day, and will be counted at that time.
  • Manual Tally
    • The manual tally of ballots is conducted at the end of the canvass period in the Elections Department office during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work will continue until the manual tally is finished. Notice of the specific date will be posted online five days in advance.
    • The Elections Department is located in Suite 121 of the Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Call (415) 473-6456 for more information.