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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2018

Arguments Due for Local Measures on June Ballot

March 19 is the deadline for written appeals in favor or against a measure

San Rafael, CA – Marin County residents will have the opportunity June 5 to vote on local measures that include regional, school, municipal and special district issues. Written arguments for and against the measures may be filed before 4:30 p.m. March 19. 

A pamphlet called Argument & Rebuttal GuidelinesOfficial ballots for the June 5 election will be mailed to registered voters on May 7.
Among the measures on the June 5 ballot are:
  • For Regional Measure 3 (RM3), voters in nine Bay Area counties will consider a toll increase on Bay Area bridges, excluding the Golden Gate Bridge, to fund highway and transit improvements.
  • Measure E, a special tax assessment for educational programs, will be on the ballot for Ross Valley School District.
  • Stinson Beach County Water District Measure H will ask voters in the district to consider establishing an appropriations limit.
  • Residents in the Town of Corte Madera will consider Measure F, eliminating a special drainage property tax and extending the existing sales tax at a three-quarter cent rate.
  • In City of San Rafael, residents will vote on Measure G, an ordinance levying a special commercial cannabis business tax.

The filing deadline for arguments in regional, school and district measures is March 19 at the Marin County Elections Department, and deadlines could be different for municipal measures that are handled by town or city clerks. Submission and signature forms are required at the time of filing.

The list of measures and information about filing arguments can be found at Documents are available for public examination in the Elections Department for 10 days from the filing date. A sample ballot and informational guide will be mailed to registered voters the final week of April, and official ballots will be mailed May 7.

Also, incumbents for the offices of District Attorney and Assessor did not file to run in the June primary election, which means the filing period has been extended to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 14. Candidates must be registered voters in the County of Marin. For more information about the required paperwork, contact Dan Miller at 415-473-6437.

The Elections Department is in Suite 121 of the Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Weekday office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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
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