County of Marin - News Releases - National Voter Registration Day

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2014

Marin Prepares for National Voter Registration Day

With help from nonprofits, September 23 event is being stretched to a week

San Rafael, CANational Voter Registration Day is coming up September 23, and the Marin County Elections Department is busy planning a series of nonpartisan events September 20-25 to mark the occasion.

“We want to raise awareness as much as possible,” said Marin County Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts.

Although Marin traditionally has very high participation in elections, about 15 percent of eligible residents are not registered to vote.

Many local nonprofits are helping to organize the events, including Marin Grassroots, the League of Women Voters of Marin County, the Latino Educational Community Forum and the Center for Independent Living. Specific information about dates, times and locations is forthcoming.

“Registering voters is not just a single-day event,” said Veda Florez, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Elections Department. “We can't possibly register all of the eligible people in one day, so that's why we are turning it into a week-long event.”

Florez said the Elections Department will be present at farmers markets in San Rafael, Novato and Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing as well as other locations such as Stinson Beach, Marin City, Corte Madera and the San Rafael Canal area. Volunteers are needed to help staff the voter registration tables. Call Florez at 415-299-0035 to participate.


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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