County of Marin - News Releases - Local Elections Coming November 5

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2019

Local Elections Coming November 5

Here are some key dates for local measures and candidates on the ballot

San Rafael, CA – If you live in a district holding an election, your chance to vote on local measures and candidates for local offices will come on November 5, and a few key dates are coming up.

Candidates will vie for open town/city council seats in Fairfax, Novato and San Anselmo. Local measures will include Reed Union School District Measure E, Town of Fairfax Measure F and Town of San Anselmo Measure M. Detailed information about measures is found on the Marin County Elections Department website.

Voters should be aware of these important dates:

  • September 26: Voter Information Guide/Sample Ballot booklets mailing starts
  • October 7: Mailing of vote-by-mail ballots begins and voting begins in Elections Department weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 21: Last day to mail voter registration form
  • October 22-November 5: Register and vote in the Elections Department
  • October 29: Applications for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the Elections Department to fulfill the request by mail. After this date, voters wishing to vote by mail must get a ballot in person at the Elections Department.
  • November 5: Election Day
    • Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Elections Department open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for registering and voting by mail
    • Vote-by-mail ballot envelopes must be signed and postmarked on or before this day
    • Voters can drop their vote-by-mail ballot (in its signed envelope) at the Elections Department or any polling place by 8 p.m.
Check the Voter Information Portal online for information about your registration status or call 415-473-6456. Follow the Elections Department on Facebook.


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
Elections website