For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 30, 2022
Elections Code 15104
The Registrar of Voters hereby notifies all interested organizations and individuals of ballot processing activities outlined below. Anyone may observe these processes. Face masks are strongly recommended due to COVID.
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. and counted that night until all vote center ballots are counted. Vote center locations and hours of operation are posted on our Vote Center Location page.
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.
Elections Department location: Suite 121 Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Call 415-473-6456 if you have questions.
Daily Processing Schedule: You may call the Elections Department at 415-473-6456 for information about the daily processing schedule.
Weekdays: Ballot processing is performed in the Elections Department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and may take place between the extended hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays except as noted below. Notice of ballot processing outside these hours will be posted 48 hours in advance on our website and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.
Weekends: Notice of ballot processing on weekends will be posted 48 hours in advance on our website and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.
Oct 10: 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.
Oct 10: 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.
Oct 10: Elections Department opens for in-person voting services. See our Vote Center Location page for the full list of days and hours of operation of all vote centers.
Oct 20: Test of ballot counting equipment is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Elections Department.
Oct 24: 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.
Oct 29: Four vote centers open through 8 p.m. Election Day (including Elections Department). See our Vote Center Location page for the full list of days and hours of operation.
Nov 5: All vote centers (20) open through 8 p.m. Election Day. See our Vote Center Location page for the full list of days and hours of operation.
Nov 8: Election Day. All vote centers are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. See our Vote Center Location page for the full list of days and hours of operation.
Nov 10: Official canvass begins at 8 a.m. 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 days in advance on our website and at the Civic Center Hall of Justice.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website