County of Marin - News Releases - Notice of election and deadlines for filing arguments and rebuttals for measures to be voted on in Marin County at the November 3, 2020 General Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2020

NOTICE OF ELECTION AND DEADLINES FOR FILING ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTALS FOR MEASURES TO BE VOTED ON IN MARIN COUNTY AT THE
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and the following measures will be on the ballot.

Arguments and rebuttals must be filed during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email filing option:

  • Due to the COVID pandemic, we will accept filing by email only during regular business hours—weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The signed original documents must be received in the Elections Department within 3 days of sending the email.
  • For arguments, original documents filed by email on or after August 14 must be received in the Elections Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 17.
  • For rebuttals, original documents filed by email on or after August 21 must be received in the Elections Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on August 24.
  • Email: DanMiller@marincounty.org and Elections@marincounty.org

SCHOOL

MEASURE L – SHORELINE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

To ensure quality education in local schools with stable local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Shoreline Unified School District’s measure to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math programs; maintain art and music programs; provide specialized reading and writing programs, and attract and retain qualified teachers; be adopted, renewing the current $212 per parcel rate without any increase, raising $1,000,000 annually, for 8 years, with senior exemptions, independent oversight, and all funds benefiting local students?

YES                             NO

MEASURE M – TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Quality Education Renewal Measure.To renew $16,800,000 in expiring annual funding and prevent deep cuts by continuing locally controlled school funding the state cannot take away, shall Tamalpais Union High School District maintain excellent hands-on science, technology, engineering, math, reading and writing instruction; attract/retain highly qualified teachers; and support music/art; by adopting a measure renewing the current $469 annual per parcel rate for 9 years, with senior exemptions, cost of living adjustments, and independent oversight?

YES                             NO

BOND MEASURE P – SAUSALITO MARIN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

To replace older portable classrooms; construct new and modernize existing classrooms; upgrade libraries, science labs/ support facilities; make essential safety and security improvements; keep schools safe, clean and well-maintained; repair, construct, acquire classrooms, equipment, sites/ facilities; shall Sausalito Marin City School District’s measure authorizing $41,600,000 in bonds, at legal rates, levying 3¢ per $100 of assessed value ($2,500,000 annually) while bonds are outstanding, be approved, with citizen oversight, audits, no funds for administrators, and all funds spent locally?

BONDS YES                             BONDS NO

MUNICIPAL

File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.

MEASURE Q – CITY OF NOVATO

MEASURE R – CITY OF SAN RAFAEL


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the school measures, with Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. For municipal measures, file arguments and rebuttals with the city/town clerk. Contact clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the governing board, or any member or members of the board, or any bona fide association of citizens, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or any combination of such associations and voters may submit written arguments for or against the measures. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on August 17.
The Marin County Registrar of Voters will print one argument for and one argument against each measure in the Voter Information Guide, which is mailed to all registered voters in the jurisdiction.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Registrar of Voters has selected the argument in favor and against each measure, the Registrar will send a copy of the argument in favor to the author of the argument against and a copy of the argument against to the author of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words. The rebuttal arguments must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument that it seeks to rebut.

The Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, available from the Elections Department, must be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. For information or to obtain forms, contact the Elections Department at (415) 473-6437. Measure arguments and rebuttals will be available for public examination in the Elections Department for ten (10) days from each filing date.

Voting locations will be open on November 3, 2020, Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting locations will also be open for limited hours three days prior to Election Day. Specific hours for those days will be available closer to Election Day.

Lynda Roberts
Registrar of Voters

Contact:

Lynda Roberts
Registrar of Voters
Elections Department

Marin Civic Center Administration Building
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6401
Email: Lynda Roberts
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