County of Marin - News Releases - Notice of Election and Nomination Period for the November 7, 2017 Local District Elections

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

Notice of Election and Nomination Period for the November 7, 2017, Local District Elections

(Pursuant to Elections Code sec. 12112)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS that the Local District Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the following school and special district offices:

SCHOOL DISTRICTS                                                             OPEN SEATS

                                                                        Full Term (4 years)            Short Term (2 years)

Laguna Joint School District*         -           -          -       2          -           -           -           -           -

Lincoln School District        -           -          -          -       2          -           -           -           -           -

QUALIFICATIONS:  Registered voter in the district who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a public office.  May not be an employee of the school district. (Ed. Code sec. 35107)

*Pick up and file papers in the county where you live.  For more information:  Sonoma County residents call 707-565-6800.  Marin County residents call 415-473-6437.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS                                                              OPEN SEATS

COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICTS    Full Term (4 years)             Short Term (2 years)

Marin City  -           -           -          -           3          -           -           -           -           -

Muir Beach -           -           -           -          3          -           -           -           -           -

Tomales Village       -           -           -          3          -           -           -           -           -


Sleepy Hollow Fire District -           -          -  1          -           -           -           -   1

QUALIFICATIONS:  Registered voter in the district at time nomination papers are issued.  Additional qualifications, if any, are determined by the Principal Act of the District. (Elections Code sec. 201; Gov. Code sec. 24001)

Nomination documents for candidates for office in the Cities/Towns of Fairfax, Larkspur, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon are available only at the respective offices of the City/Town Clerks.  Check with City/Town Clerk for hours and procedures.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the nomination period for this election is from Monday, July 17 to Friday, August 11.  Candidates (except for city/town offices) may pick up and file their Declaration of Candidacy forms at the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA.  Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11.  If an incumbent officeholder does not file for his/her district office by August 11, the filing period for that office will be extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, for non-incumbent candidates only.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if there are not enough candidates to fill a district’s open seats, there will be no election unless a petition requesting an election is submitted to the Elections Department by Wednesday, August 16 at 5 p.m.  The petition must be signed by 10 percent of the district’s voters or 50 voters, whichever is less.  Instead of an election, the Board of Supervisors will appoint the candidates who have filed nomination papers.  If any open seats remain, they will be filled by appointment as follows:  For school districts, by the Governing Board of the School District; for special districts, by the Board of Supervisors. (Ed. Code sec. 5326; Elections Code sec. 10515)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Eligible residents who are not registered by Monday, October 23, may deliver a properly executed affidavit of registration to the Elections Department between October 24 and 8 p.m. on Election Day, and cast a conditional provisional ballot in the Department.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Elections Department will begin mailing Vote by Mail ballots on Monday, October 9, 2017, and will begin opening them on Tuesday, October 24 at the Marin Civic Center, Room 121, San Rafael, CA.

For more information about the Local District Elections, go to, or call the Marin County Elections Department, Candidate Filing Division at 415-473-6437.

Dated July 11, 2017
Registrar of Voters


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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