County of Marin - News Releases - Key Election Dates

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.

The cover of the Voter Information Guide for the November 5, 2019, election.The Voter Information Guide will be mailed to local voters starting September 26.
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