County of Marin - News Releases - Notice of Election, Offices on Ballot, and Candidate Filing Deadlines November 3, 2020 General Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
July 09, 2020

Notice of Election, Offices on Ballot, and Candidate Filing Deadlines

November 3, 2020, General Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS that a General Election will be held in Marin County on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following school and special district offices.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Marin County Board of Education OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Trustee Area No.1 1  
Trustee Area No.2 1  
Trustee Area No.4 1  
Trustee Area No.7 1  

Qualifications: Registered voter in the trustee area that candidate will represent. Shall be elected by the electors of the trustee area. May not be the County Superintendent of Schools, any member of their staff, or any employee of a school district in the jurisdiction of the Board of Education. (Ed. Code sec. 1000, 1006)


  OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Bolinas Stinson Union School District 2  
Kentfield School District 2  
Laguna Joint School District * 1  
Lagunitas School District 2  
Larkspur-Corte Madera School District 2 1
Lincoln Union School District * 1  
Marin Community College District 4  
Mill Valley School District 2  
Miller Creek Elementary School District 2  
Nicasio School District 1  
Novato Unified School District - Trustee Area No.1 1  
Novato Unified School District - Trustee Area No.2 1  
Novato Unified School District - Trustee Area No.3 1  
Novato Unified School District - Trustee Area No.7 1  
Petaluma Joint Union High School District * 2  
Reed Union School District 2  
Ross School District 2  
Ross Valley School District 3  
San Rafael School District - Trustee Area No.1 ** 1  
San Rafael School District - Trustee Area No.3 ** 1  
San Rafael School District - Trustee Area No.5 ** 1  
Shoreline Unified School District - Trustee Area No.1 1  
Shoreline Unified School District - Trustee Area No.2 1  
Shoreline Unified School District - Trustee Area No.3 2  
Sausalito-Marin City School District 2  
Tamalpais Union High School District 2  

Qualifications: 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. (Ed. Code sec. 35107)

* Pick up and file papers in the county where you live. For more information: Sonoma County residents call 707-565-6800. Marin County residents call 415-473-6437.

** San Rafael School District candidates: Pick up and file papers with San Rafael City Clerk.


SPECIAL DISTRICTS

COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Bel Marin Keys CSD 3  
Marin City CSD 2  
Marinwood CSD 3  
Muir Beach CSD 2  
Tamalpais CSD 3  
Tomales Village CSD 2  
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Bolinas Fire District 3  
Kentfield Fire District 2  
Novato Fire District 1 1  
Novato Fire District 2 1  
Novato Fire District 3 1  
Sleepy Hollow Fire District 2  
Southern Marin Fire District 3 1
Stinson Beach Fire District 3  
Tiburon Fire District 2  
PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Bolinas Community Public Utility District 2  
Inverness Community Public Utility District 3  
RECREATION DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Mesa Park Recreation District 2 1
Strawberry Recreation District 2 1
SANITARY DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Alto Sanitary District 3  
Homestead Valley Sanitary District 3 1
Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District 2  
Novato Sanitary District 1 1  
Novato Sanitary District 4 1  
Novato Sanitary District - At Large   1
Richardson Bay Sanitary District 2 1
Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District 2  
Sanitary District No. 5—Tiburon 3  
WATER DISTRICTS OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Marin Municipal Water District - Division 2 1  
Marin Municipal Water District - Division 5 1  
North Marin Water District - Division 2 1  
North Marin Water District - Division 3 1  
North Marin Water District - Division 4 1  
Stinson Beach County Water District 3  

 

Qualifications: Registered voter in the district and qualified to vote for that office at time nomination papers are issued. Reference Elections Code sec. 201, Water Code sec. 71501, Public Resource Code 5784(c).


HEALTHCARE DISTRICT OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Marin Healthcare District 2  

Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter in the district (Health & Safety sec. 32100). No person who is a director, employee, or medical staff of a hospital owned or operated by a district shall do either of the following: (1) Possess any ownership interest in any other hospital serving the same area as that served by the district hospital of which the person is a director; (2) Be a director, employee, or medical staff of any hospital serving the same area as the area served by the district hospital unless the boards of directors of the district and the hospital have determined that the situation will further efficient delivery of health care services of the areas served by their respective hospitals, or unless the district and the hospital are affiliated under ownership, lease, or any combination thereof. (Health & Safety sec. 32110).


RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT OPEN SEATS Full Term
(4 years)
Short Term
(2 years)
Marin Resource Conservation District 3  

Qualifications:Qualifications: Candidate shall reside within the district and either own real property in the district or alternatively have served, pursuant to the district’s rules, for two years or more as an associate director providing advisory or other assistance to the board of directors; or be a designated agent of a resident landowner within the district (Public Resources Code sec. 9352). Requires signatures of five (5) landowners within the district (Public Resources Code sec. 9352).


CITIES/TOWNS

Candidates for office in the Cities/Towns of Belvedere, Fairfax, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon, contact City/Town Clerk for information about nomination papers and procedures.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the official Declaration of Candidacy forms for eligible candidates desiring to file for the school and special district offices listed above are available at the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, from July 13 through August 7, 2020. Declaration of Candidacy forms shall be accepted for filing at the Elections Department during regular office hours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and until 5 p.m. on August 7, 2020. In the event an incumbent officeholder does not file for their district office by August 7, the filing period will be extended for that district until 5 p.m. August 12 for non-incumbent candidates only.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elections Department has implemented measures and procedures to protect the health and safety of candidates and office staff.

  • Appointments are required. If you do not have an appointment when visiting the office, you must wait until all other appointments are completed.
  • Face masks are required. Anyone visiting the office without a face mask will not be allowed to enter. Masks must be worn at all times while in the office.
  • If you are feeling ill please do not come to the office.
  • Certain documents must be either notarized or witnessed in person by election staff. If neither is feasible due to illness or shelter-in-place, we will arrange a virtual witnessing of your signature.
  • In order to accommodate virtual filing, you must first inform staff of your intentions. Afterwards specific original documents must be received in the office by the applicable deadline. Otherwise your candidacy will not be qualified.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that before receiving nomination documents from the Elections Department you must complete and file a Candidate Application Form. This is located online at www.marinvotes.org. If you cannot access or e-file the application please call 415-473-6437 for assistance.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in the event there are no nominees or an insufficient number of nominees for any governing board member and a petition signed by 10 percent of the voters (or 50 voters, whichever is less) of the district requesting an election be held is not presented to the office of the Registrar of Voters by August 12, 2020, at 5 p.m., an appointment to the elective office will be made as follows: For school districts, by the Governing Board of the School District as prescribed by Education Code sec. 5328. For other districts, pursuant to California Elections Code sec. 10515.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that voting locations will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting locations will be open for limited times on the three days prior to Election Day. Specific hours will be announced closer to Election Day.

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.

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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