Candidate Filing Opens for November Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2016

Candidate Filing Opens for November Election

Nominations accepted through August 12

San Rafael, CA - Are you feeling the election season spirit and an urge to serve your community? Potential candidates may file nomination papers for the local offices in the November 8 General Election anytime in the next three weeks.

The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Friday, August 12, with an extension to Wednesday, August 17, if an incumbent officeholder does not file.

There are open seats on school district boards and special districts, including resource conservation, fire protection, health care, water, and recreation districts. The complete list of open seats and qualifications is on the Elections Department website.

Candidates may pick up and file their nomination papers at the Marin County Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, October 24.

For more information about offices, terms and qualifications go to the Presidential General Election Candidate's Guide on our website or contact Dan Miller, Candidate Services, at 415-473-6437.

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Melvin Briones
Assistant Registrar of Voters
Elections Department

Marin Civic Center Administration Building
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6443
Email: Melvin Briones
Elections website