November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

MARIN VOTES!

Vote Safe, Vote Secure, Vote by Mail

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 3, 2020 Presidential General Election

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Index

What's New

What's New

  • Everyone Votes By Mail
    • What You Need To Know: 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. Voting by mail is convenient and secure — by law, signatures on vote by mail return envelopes must be verified before the ballot may be counted.
    • What You Need To Do: Please vote by mail to protect your health; avoid crowds and long lines at polling places. We pay the postage! Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Elections Department by November 20. Sign up now to track when your ballot was mailed, received, and counted at Where's My Ballot (BallotTrax).
    • If you prefer, you can hand-deliver your voted ballot to any ballot drop box between October 6 and 8 pm, November 3 (when polls close). See our list of drop box locations and schedules.
    • For more information about how to vote by mail, how your ballot is processed, how to mark your ballot, or how to replace a lost ballot, visit our VBM page.
  • Are You Registered?
    • What You Need To Know: Vote by mail ballots will automatically be mailed to every active, registered voter.
    • What You Need To Do: First, check that you are registered at the Secretary of State's website.
    • If your residence address is not correct or you are not registered, fill out a new registration form at the Secretary of State's website
    • Don’t wait! Do this early to avoid delays getting your ballot in the mail. The deadline to register is October 19. After that date, registration options change. To learn more visit the Secretary of State's website.
  • Polling Places Have Changed!
    • What You Need To Know: Because every active, registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be much fewer polling places. However, Election Day has been extended! Polling places will be open for four days: October 31 through November 3.
    • What You Need To Do: Please vote by mail to protect your health; help reduce crowds and long lines at polling places. We pay the postage! If you must vote in person, go early to avoid long lines and crowds. Find your polling place.
    • If it’s too late to return your ballot by mail, you may hand-deliver a voted ballot to any polling place before the polls close (Nov. 3, 8 p.m.). A list of all Marin County polling places has been posted, as well as a list of drop boxes.

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.

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM)

Normally RAVBM is reserved for voters with disabilities. However, due to the COVID19 outbreak, RAVBM is available to all voters for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election.

Candidates

Candidate Information

Candidate information is election specific. Information for and about candidates can be found listed below.

NOTE: All candidate information provided is subject to change.

Measures

Local Measures Information

Measure information is election specific. Information for filing and about measures can be found listed below.

NOTE: All measure information provided is subject to change.

Dates & Facts

Dates and Facts

  • Key Dates
    • September 24: Voter Information Guides start to be mailed
    • October 5:
      • Vote-by-Mail ballots start to be mailed
      • Vote-by-Mail ballots can be issued at the Elections Department
    • October 6: Vote-by-Mail Ballot Drop Boxes available throughout Marin County
    • October 19: Voter Registration deadline
    • October 20: Conditional Voter Registration and same day voting begins at the Elections Department
    • October 27: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed (voters can still pick up a ballot at the Elections Department)
    • October 31:
      • Polling places open (open from October 31-November 3)
      • Conditional Voter Registration and same day voting available at polling places
    • November 3, 2020: Election Day
  • General Information About the Election

Observer Info

Election Observer Information

Due to the COVID outbreak required safety measures will be followed including social distancing and face masks. If you have any questions, call (415) 473-6456.

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

  • Appointment Calendar and General Information
    • If you wish to be an election observer, please sign up, using our appointment calendar, and familiarize yourself with the rules and protocols, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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
    • Ballot Drop Boxes will be available throughout the county 28 days before the election. Locations and pick-up schedule are available on our website.
  • Precinct Ballots
    • Precinct ballots will be returned to the Civic Center at the middle arch October 31 - November 2 after the polls close each day. Ballots will be returned after 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • 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.

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