March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

MARIN VOTES!

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.

March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election

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Index

Results

Election Results

Election Day Results Reporting (March 5)
First results will be posted shortly after 8 p.m. This report will include early voting at vote centers and early vote-by-mail ballots.
Updates will be posted about every 60-90 minutes until all vote center ballots are counted. Vote-by-mail ballots will continue to be processed and counted after Election Day.

Dates & Facts

Dates and Facts

Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Vote By Mail

Information on Voting By Mail

Due to the law passed by the California legislators, every active registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Find information here about voting by mail.

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.

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 to download, mark, and print their ballot at home. Voters may also 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 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 twenty nine (29) days before the election until about 12:00 pm on Election Day.

How
Ballots must be printed by the voter 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 signed envelope using one of these methods:

  • Drop box — locations and times vary by election. See a List of Drop Boxes for the most current election.
  • Vote Centers — locations and times vary by election. See a List of Vote Centers for the most current election.
  • Mail — must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

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

Outreach & Information

Mailers

Videos

    No Party Preference Voting Video

    Public service announcement about crossover voting, independent voters, and the 2024 Presidential Primary Election.

    無黨派選擇投票影片

    有關交叉投票、獨立選民和2024年總統初選的公共服務公告

    Votación sin Afiliación a un Partido Video

    Anuncio público sobre el voto cruzado, los votantes independientes y las Elecciones Primarias Presidenciales de 2024.

    Bỏ Phiếu Không Thuộc Bất Kỳ Đảng Nào Băng hình

    Thông báo dịch vụ công cộng về việc bỏ phiếu chéo, cử tri độc lập và Bầu cử Tổng thống Nội dung năm 2024.

Observer Info

Election Observer Information

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

  • Key Dates

    Daily Ballot Processing Schedule: Activities listed below depend on the workflow cycle and may not be conducted every day. You may call the Elections Department at 415-473-6456 for information about a specific activity.

    • Weekdays: Ballot processing is performed in the Elections Department between 8 AM and 4:30 PM and may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM on weekdays except as noted below. Notice of ballot processing outside these hours will be posted 48 hours in advance online, on our Home Page, and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.
    • Weekends: Notice of ballot processing on weekends will be posted 48 hours in advance online, on our Home Page, and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.
    • February 5: Sorting returned vote-by-mail ballots can start and will continue daily, depending on mail delivery, until all ballots are processed. Signature verification on ballot envelopes is part of this process.
    • February 5: Preparing vote-by-mail ballots for counting can start and will continue daily until all ballots are processed. The process includes removing ballots from envelopes and duplicating damaged ballots.
    • February 5: Elections Department opens for in-person voting services. See our List of Vote Centers for the full list of days and hours of operation of all vote centers.
    • February 16: Test of ballot counting equipment is scheduled to begin at 10 AM in the Elections Department.
    • February 20: Counting vote-by-mail ballots may start and will continue daily, depending on the number of ballots ready to count, until all ballots are counted. This process includes scanning and adjudication of ballots.
    • February 24: Four (4) vote centers open through 8 PM Election Day, including Elections Department. See our List of Vote Centers for the full list of days and hours of operation.
    • March 2: Twenty (20) vote centers open through 8 PM Election Day. See our List of Vote Centers for the full list of days and hours of operation.
    • March 5: Election Day. All twenty-one (21) vote centers are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. See our List of Vote Centers for the full list of vote centers and the days and hours of operation.
    • March 6: Canvass will begin at 8 AM in the Elections Department.
    • 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 five (5) days in advance online, on our Home Page, and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.

    Notes:

    1. Vote center ballots will be returned to the Civic Center Hall of Justice (middle arch) each day after the vote centers close during the early voting period. These ballots will be counted Election Day and included in the first results report. Ballots cast on Election Day will be returned after 8 PM and counted that night until all vote center ballots are counted. See our List of Vote Centers for the full list locations and the days and hours of operation.
    2. 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.
    3. Mail and Ballot Drop Box Pick-up times vary each day. Email us in advance for information about observing these procedures.
  • Observer Guidelines
  • 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 vote center ballots returned each day and on Election Day after vote centers close at 8 p.m.;
    • Processing provisional and conditional voter registration 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.

  • 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. Ballot processing may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. Work will continue during the canvass period 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. Ballot processing may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. Counting will continue during the canvass period until all ballots are processed.

  • Vote Center Ballots

    Vote center ballots will be returned to the Civic Center Hall of Justice (middle arch) each day after the vote centers close. Ballots cast on Election Day will be returned after 8 p.m. All vote center ballots will be counted on Election Day.

  • Vote Centers

    Vote Centers are open for early voting and on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. See our List of Vote Centers Locations for most recent Vote Center information, including hours of operation.

  • Ballot Drop Boxes

    Ballot Drop Boxes will be available 28 days before the election. All Ballot Drop Boxes close precisely at 8 p.m. on Election Day. See our List of Drop Box Locations for address and hours of operation.

  • 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.

Electioneering Prohibited

WARNING: ELECTIONEERING PROHIBITED!

VIOLATIONS CAN LEAD TO FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

WHERE:

Within the immediate vicinity of a person in line to cast their ballot or within 100 feet of the entrance of a polling place, curbside voting or drop box the following activities are prohibited.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED:

  • DO NOT ask a person to vote for or against any candidate or ballot measure.
  • DO NOT display a candidate’s name, image, or logo.
  • DO NOT block access to or loiter near any ballot drop boxes.
  • DO NOT provide any material or audible information for or against any candidate or ballot measure near any polling place, vote center, or ballot drop box.
  • DO NOT circulate any petitions, including for initiatives, referenda, recall, or candidate nominations.
  • DO NOT distribute, display, or wear any clothing (hats, shirts, signs, buttons, stickers) that include a candidate’s name, image, logo, and/or support or oppose any candidate or ballot measure.
  • DO NOT display information or speak to a voter about the voter’s eligibility to vote.

The electioneering prohibitions summarized above are set forth in Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Division 18 of the California Elections Code.

Corrupting the Voting Process is Prohibited

WARNING: CORRUPTING THE VOTING PROCESS IS PROHIBITED!

VIOLATIONS SUBJECT TO FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED:

  • DO NOT commit or attempt to commit election fraud.
  • DO NOT provide any sort of compensation or bribery to, in any fashion or by any means induce or attempt to induce, a person to vote or refrain from voting.
  • DO NOT illegally vote.
  • DO NOT attempt to vote or aid another to vote when not entitled to vote.
  • DO NOT engage in electioneering; photograph or record a voter entering or exiting a polling place; or obstruct ingress, egress, or parking.
  • DO NOT challenge a person’s right to vote or prevent voters from voting; delay the process of voting; or fraudulently advise any person that he or she is not eligible to vote or is not registered to vote.
  • DO NOT attempt to ascertain how a voter voted their ballot.
  • DO NOT possess or arrange for someone to possess a firearm in the immediate vicinity of a polling place, with some exceptions.
  • DO NOT appear or arrange for someone to appear in the uniform of a peace officer, guard, or security personnel in the immediate vicinity of a polling place, with some exceptions.
  • DO NOT tamper or interfere with any component of a voting system.
  • DO NOT forge, counterfeit, or tamper with the returns of an election.
  • DO NOT alter the returns of an election.
  • DO NOT tamper with, destroy, or alter any polling list, official ballot, or ballot container.
  • DO NOT display any unofficial ballot collection container that may deceive a voter into believing it is an official collection box.
  • DO NOT tamper or interfere with copy of the results of votes cast.
  • DO NOT coerce or deceive a person who cannot read or an elder into voting for or against a candidate or measure contrary to their intent.
  • DO NOT act as an election officer when you are not one.

EMPLOYERS cannot require or ask their employee to bring their vote by mail ballot to work or ask their employee to vote their ballot at work. At the time of payment of salary or wages, employers cannot enclose materials that attempt to influence the political opinions or actions of their employee.

PRECINCT BOARD MEMBERS cannot attempt to determine how a voter voted their ballot or, if that information is discovered, disclose how a voter voted their ballot.

The prohibitions on activity related to corruption of the voting process summarized above are set forth in Chapter 6 of Division 18 of the California Elections Code.