County of Marin - News Releases - Candidate Filing Period

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2019

Candidate Filing Opens for March 2020 Election

Nominations accepted through December 6

San Rafael, CA – The nomination period is open for federal, state and local offices in the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election.

A closeup view of a person's hands holding a candidate guidebook for the March 2020 election.The candidate guide is available in hardcopy or on
The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Friday, December 6, with an extension to Wednesday, December 11, if an incumbent officeholder does not file.

Open seats include U.S. Representative in Congress, California State Assembly member, County Central committee member, Superior Court Judge offices, County Board of Supervisors and directors of two special districts, Almonte Sanitary District and Sanitary District No. 1.

Except for those running for city and town offices, candidates may pick up and file their nomination papers at the Marin County Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 6.

Candidates can access both the application form and candidate guide online at To access the application form, go to Featured Links and click Forms. The candidate guide is available under Upcoming Elections.

The deadline to register to vote in the March election is Monday, February 17.

For more information about offices, terms and qualifications, call Dan Miller, Candidate Services, at 415-473-6437, or go to 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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