County of Marin - News Releases - Election Tabulation

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2020

Nearly All Marin Ballots Counted from Election

Registrar plans to certify local results by December 2

San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Elections Department has counted all ballots from the November 3 General Election with a few exceptions. More than 158,000 ballots have been tabulated resulting in a turnout of just over 90%, second only to the turnout in the November 2008 General Election that was nearly 91%.

Outstanding ballots include those that were postmarked by November 3 and will arrive in the mail by the 5 p.m. November 20 deadline, and those waiting for voters to fix a signature problem – either missing signature or mismatched signature. Voters have until 5 p.m. Monday, November 30, to return their signature verification letter.

Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts started the mandatory manual tally of ballots on November 17 following California Elections Code section 15360. The manual tally is ongoing and will be completed prior to Thanksgiving. Roberts plans to officially certify the election by December 2.

A complete description of the post-election canvass, including the manual tally process, is found at

More information about the election can be found on the County’s Newsroom. 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