For Immediate ReleaseDecember 03, 2020
Canvass of votes to be presented to Board of Supervisors on December 15
San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Elections Department has certified the November 3 General Election and the Marin County Board of Supervisors is set to accept the canvass of the local results on December 15 to finalize one of the most memorable elections in history.
The voter turnout for the November 3 General Election was just over 90% in Marin County, according to the Registrar of Voters. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new legislation that altered the election process and the possibility of Public Safety Power Shutdown events during voting, the Elections Department worked long hours to plan and administer one of the most challenging elections anyone can recall.
“It was an election like no other,” said Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts. “This one will definitely live in our collective memory for a very long time.”
Personnel from other County departments were called upon and willingly gave support when Roberts asked for assistance – whether it was providing staffing and technical help, assisting with ballot drop box pick-ups, making the workplace COVID-19 safe for employees, or finding more working space, departments were there when needed.
Voter turnout was just over 90%, second in documented Marin County history only to the 2008 General Election that had nearly a 91% turnout.
Roberts also reported these facts from the election:
The voter turnout percentages by age group based on the number of registered voters in that group were as follows:
Additional information about election results reporting and processing vote-by-mail and provisional ballots can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website