April 12, 2022 Special 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.

April 12, 2022 Special Election

Open All Panels

Index

Results

Election Results

Election results will not be available until after 8:00 p.m. on April 12.

Hot Topics

Hot Topics

  • Everyone Votes By Mail

    What You Need To Know: Every active registered voter will automatically be sent 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: You can hand-deliver your voted ballot to any ballot drop box between March 14 and 8 pm, April 12 (when polls close). See our list of drop box locations and schedules.
    If you prefer, you can mail your voted ballot. We pay the postage! Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Elections Department by April 19.

    Sign up now to track when your ballot was mailed, received, and counted at Where's My Ballot (BallotTrax).

    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 March 28. After that date, registration options change. To learn more visit the Secretary of State's website.

Candidates

Candidate Information

There are no offices for candidates for this election.

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.

Polls & Drop Boxes

Polling Place and Drop Box Information

Currently there is no information for Polling Places and Drop Boxes. Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Vote By Mail

Information on Voting By Mail

Due to the law passed by the California legislation, 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 was created for voters with disabilities. However, RAVBM is available to all voters.

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM)

RAVBM is open to all voters. See the California Secretary of State's RAVBM site for more details.

What
Allows any voter with a disability to download, mark, and print their ballot at home. Voters may use their own assistive technology to read and mark the ballot. Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) is not “internet voting,” you must print and return your marked ballot.

Who
Any voter with a disability may use this service by requesting a link via email — enter RAVBM in the subject line, send to votebymail@marincounty.org

When
Service is available starting 29 days before the election. All ballots must be printed and returned in an envelope. The envelope must have the following information written on the outside:

  • The words - Ballot Enclosed
  • The Voter's Name (clearly printed)
  • The Voter's Signature

Where
Return the voted ballot in an envelope with Ballot Enclosed, the Voter's Name, and the Voter's Signature written on the outside, using one of these methods:

  • Mail — must be postmarked by Election Day;
  • Drop box — List of drop box locations with times of operation;
  • Elections Department — open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Questions or comments?
Email or call (415) 473-6456.

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 1-415-473-6456.

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.
    • March 14
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Counting vote by mail ballots may start and will continue daily until all ballots are counted. This process includes scanning and adjudication of ballots.
    • TBD: Public Test of ballot counting equipment. The counting equipment is tested for accuracy before scanning of official ballots begins. The test is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Elections Department.
    • April 12: Election Day, the Elections Department,Suite 121 Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. See the Election Observer Guidelines for more details.
    • April 13: 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 (audit) of ballots is conducted at the end of the canvass period and will continue until the manual tally (audit) 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 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.
  • Ballot Drop Boxes
  • 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.