County of Marin - News Releases - 8,500 Votes Left to Count in Primary Election

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2018

8,500 Votes Left to Count in Primary Election

Elections staff methodical in process to assure accuracy of June 5 Primary

San Rafael, CA – After posting fresh election results at 5 p.m., Friday, June 15, the Marin County Elections Department staff will have about 8,500 more votes to count before the local tally for the June 5 California State Primary Election is over. About 5,000 remaining ballots are vote-by-mail entries and about 3,500 are provisional ballots.

Updates will be posted on our results page each Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m. until the count is completed, Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts said.

Standard procedures are to prioritize counts for the closest local races first, and the race for three Corte Madera Town Council seats remains at stake. After all vote-by-mail ballots are counted, ballots will be randomly selected to be recounted as part of the 1 percent manual tally, required by California Elections Code §15360. Roberts has scheduled Thursday, June 21, as the date to begin the manual tally. The process will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public as space allows in the Elections Department.

By law, the elections team has until July 5 to certify and report final election results to the Secretary of State, though staff may complete that process sooner. The election won’t be formally ratified by the Marin County Board of Supervisors until its July 17 meeting. Additional information about election results reporting and processing vote-by-mail and provisional ballots can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.

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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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