For Immediate ReleaseJuly 15, 2018
[Pursuant to Elections Code sec. 12112]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the following school and special district offices:
Qualifications Board of Education: Registered voter in the trustee area which he/she represents and shall be elected by the electors of the trustee area. May not be the County Superintendent of Schools, any member of his/her staff, or any employee of a school district in the jurisdiction of the County Board of Education. [Education Code sec. 1000, 1006]
Qualifications School Districts: Registered voter in the district who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a public office. May not be an employee of the school district. [Education Code sec. 35107]
Qualifications: Registered voter in the district at time nomination papers are issued. Additional qualifications, if any, are determined by the Principal Act of the District. [Elections Code sec. 201; Government Code sec. 24001]
Nomination documents for candidates for office in the City of Sausalito and Town of Tiburon are available only at the respective City/Town Clerk’s Office. Check with City Clerk for hours and procedures.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the nomination period for this election is from Monday, July 16 to Friday, August 10. Candidates may pick up and file their Declaration of Candidacy forms at the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10. If an incumbent officeholder does not file for his/her district office by August 10, the filing period for that office will be extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, for non-incumbent candidates only.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if there are not enough candidates to fill a district’s open seats, there will be no election unless a petition requesting an election is submitted to the Elections Department by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. The petition must be signed by 10 percent of the district’s voters or 50 voters, whichever is less. Instead of an election, the Board of Supervisors will appoint the candidates who have filed nomination papers. If any open seats remain, they will be filled by appointment as follows: For school districts, by the Governing Board of the School District; for special districts, by the Board of Supervisors. [Education Code sec. 5326; Elections Code sec. 10515]
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, October 22.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Elections Department will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots on Monday, October 8, 2018, and will begin opening them on Tuesday, October 23 at the Marin Civic Center, Room 121, San Rafael, CA.
For more information about the General Election, go to Election Schedule page, or call the Marin County Elections Department, Candidate Filing Division at 415-473-6437.
Registrar of Voters
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website