May 4, 2021 Vote By Mail Special Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

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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.

May 4, 2021 Vote By Mail Special

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Index

Results

Election Results

Election results will not be available until after 8:00 p.m. on May 4.

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

Dates & Facts

Dates and Facts

  • Key Dates
    • April 5: Ballots mailed and vote-by-mail begins in Elections Department weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • April 16: Contact Elections Department if you have not received your ballot
    • April 19: Last day to mail voter registration form
    • April 20: Late registration begins in the Elections Department and continues until 8 p.m. on Election Day
    • April 27: Application for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the Elections Department to fulfill the request by mail
    • May 4, 2021: Election Day
      • Elections Department open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May register and vote at Elections Department
      • Vote-by-mail ballot envelopes must be signed and postmarked on or before this day
      • Voters can drop their vote-by-mail ballot (in its signed envelope) at the Elections Department or Drop Box Locations by 8 p.m.
  • General Information About the Election

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail

Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM)

RAVBM is reserved for voters with disabilities.

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.

  • 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.
    • 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 1-415-473-6456 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 15 business 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
    • Ballot Drop Boxes will be available at the Marin County Civic Center before the election. A list of Drop Box locations is available on our website.
  • 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 1-415 473-6456 for more information.

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