February 5, 2008 Election Facts and Key Dates

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections
February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election
Number of registered voters141,446
Number of permanent absentee voters76,797
Number of precincts183 (including 10 mail ballot precincts)
Number of polling places108
Number of poll workers needed735
Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet mailingMail during first week in January 2008
Absentee ballot mailingMailing begins January 7, 2008
Absentee voting period and in-person voting at ROV OfficeMonday, Jan. 7 through Tues., Feb. 5 at 8:00 P.M.
Deadline to register to voteTuesday, January 22, 2008
Begin processing returned absentee ballotsFriday, January 25, 2008
Election DayTuesday, Feb. 5. Polls and ROV office open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Post election manual tallyRandom drawing and tally begins
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 (tentative date)
Deadline to certify electionTuesday, March 4, 2008

Results reporting
Results of Absentee Ballots counted before Feb. 5 will be available shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Election Night. Results from polls: First report expected at approximately 9:00 p.m. Election Night and every ½ hour from then on until all ballots are counted – approximately 11:30 p.m. Results will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m. Results available on ROV website MarinVotes.org.

(This data is accurate as of January 14, 2008)

Rev. 1/14/2008