Voter Guide General Information

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

This page has general/generic information from the Marin County Voter Guide.


Vote By Mail


Ballots mailed starting April 5

Vote-by-mail voters will get a ballot in the mail. Allow 5-7 days for delivery.

Ballot Packet

Packet includes ballot, instructions and postage-paid return envelope. Date and sign your return envelope.

Return Ballot

Drop boxes available at the Marin County Civic Center:

  • Starting April 5, Elections Department, 3501 Civic Center Dr, Room 121, San Rafael
    Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Election Day 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Starting April 19, walk-up drop box open 24/7, Civic Center South Archway, Peter Behr Drive
  • Starting April 19, drive-up drop box open 24/7, Civic Center North Archway, Vera Schultz Drive

Or, mail your ballot. Envelope must be postmarked on or before May 4 and received by May 7.

If you have questions, you can go to our Frequently asked questions, email us or call 1-415-473-6456.

In-Person Voting


There are no polling places for this election

Elections Department

Vote by Mail voting and voting using an accessible marking device available:

  • April 5 - May 3, open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Election Day: May 4, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Same day registering and voting available:

  • April 20 - May 3, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Election Day: May 4, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Key Dates


  • April 5: Ballots mailed and vote-by-mail begins in Elections Department weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 16: Contact Elections Department if you have not received your ballot
  • April 19: Last day to mail voter registration form
  • April 20: Late registration begins in the Elections Department and continues until 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • April 27: Application for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the Elections Department to fulfill the request by mail
  • May 4, 2021: Election Day
    • Elections Department open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May register and vote at Elections Department
    • 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 Drop Box Locations by 8 p.m.

Access or Language Needs


  • Need support voting?
    • The Elections Department has:
      • An accessible marking device to help you mark your ballot independently and privately. A sip/puff device can be provided on Election Day by calling in advance.
      • A wheelchair-accessible voting booth, magnifiers, pens with easy to hold grips.
  • Where is an accessible voting machine?
    • An accessible marking device is at the Elections Office.
  • What if I do not speak English well?
    • An office worker will:
      • Point out instructions in voting booth.
      • Demonstrate how to mark the ballot.
    • When required, translated ballots are available.
  • Sign language interpreter.
    • Schedule an appointment at the Elections Office, call at least 1 week in advance. TTY 1-415-473-6899 or CA Relay Service 711
  • Can I get a ride to the Elections Department?
    • Marin Access 1-415-454-0902 provides services for older adults, persons with disabilities and low-income residents. You may need to register. Call immediately to find out how they can help you. Check the Transportation Assistance page on our website for more information.
  • Can I vote-by-mail?
    • All voter in this election will receive a ballot by mail. There are no polling places for this election.
    • If you do not receive your ballot in the mail within two (2) weeks from the mailing date (see Key Dates), call the Elections Department for a replacement ballot.
    • If you wish to vote-by-mail in all elections, use the Online Vote-by-Mail - Application on our website. You do not need to re-apply if you are already a permanent vote-by-mail voter. To check your Vote-by-Mail status, use our Voter information Portal (VIP) or call 1-415-473-6456.
  • Alternative formats upon request.
    • Braille, large print, or CD may be available for measure information and County publications. Call 1-415-473-6456 (voice), 1-415-473-6899 (TTY), or email

If you have questions, you can go to our Frequently asked questions, email us or call 1-415-473-6456.

Requesting a Translated Copy of Sample Ballot

Requesting a translated copy of the sample ballot

The sample ballot in some precincts has been translated into Spanish. The sample ballot in some precincts has been translated into Vietnamese. To request a copy, contact the Elections Department no later than seven days before the election:

  • Call 1-415-473-6456
  • Email:
  • Mail a written request to PO Box E, San Rafael, CA 94913. Must arrive seven days before Election Day.

The sample ballot is for information only.

Cómo solicitar una copia traducida de la boleta de muestra

En algunos recintos, la boleta de muestra ha sido traducida al español. Para solicitar una copia, comuníquese con el Departamento Electoral a más tardar siete días antes de la elección.

  • Llame al 1-415-473-6456
  • Email:
  • Envíe una solicitud escrita a P.O. Box E, San Rafael, CA 94913. Tiene que llegar siete días antes del día de la elección.

La boleta de muestra es solo para fines informativos.

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