Election Observers Update

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

Election Observers Update

Public health officers of multiple Bay Area jurisdictions, including Marin, have issued a legal order directing residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17.

As such, effective today (March 17) and extending into the foreseeable future, the Registrar of Voters will be limiting the viewing area(s) from which observers may watch ballot processing, and strongly recommends that any individuals attempting to observe ongoing ballot processing maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person.

The health and safety of our election workers and of the general public is of the utmost importance to us, and we will continue to do our best in balancing these health and safety concerns with our mandate to conduct a transparent, accurate and timely election going forward.

This situation is fluid and evolving constantly; the Registrar of Voters will continue to keep the public apprised of any changes to its normal processes and procedures. We all appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through this situation together.

The County order is available on the Health and Human Services website: https://www.marinhhs.org.