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For Immediate Release
December 09, 2019

March Ballot Includes Several Local Measures

December 16 is the deadline for written arguments in favor or against a measure

San Rafael, CA – Marin County residents will have the opportunity March 3, 2020, to vote on local measures that include school, county, municipal and special district issues. Written arguments for and against the measures may be filed before 4:30 p.m. December 16. 

The ballot box inside the Elections Office.Before the March 2020 vote, the Elections Department solicits arguments for or against ballot measures so the language can be included in the voter guide.
Among the measures on the March ballot are:

  • Two school measures: A special tax for Novato Unified School District and a special tax for Tamalpais Union High School District, both for educational purposes;
  • Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority special tax for wildfire prevention and protection services;
  • San Geronimo Valley Golf Course initiative preventing the County from changing the primary golf course use without voter approval;
  • City of Belvedere adjusting the appropriation limit for fire protection and emergency medical services;
  • Town of Ross initiative to increase allowable enrollment of public and private schools;
  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District to extend the existing one-quarter of a cent retail transactions and use tax;
  • Two measures for Marinwood Community Services District to adjust appropriations limits;
  • and Ridgewood Avenue Permanent Road Division special tax for ongoing maintenance.

Arguments for or against the school, county, and district measures may be made by December 16 at the Marin County Elections Department. 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 information guide will be mailed to registered voters the final week of January, and official ballots will be mailed February 3.

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.

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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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