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For Immediate Release
November 16, 2020

Registrar Extends Special Thanks to Poll Workers

Commitment during pandemic, willingness to participate makes big difference

San Rafael, CA – Marin County Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts is thanking the 367 people who served as poll workers and support staff for the November 3 General Election under pandemic conditions.

Seven members of the Elections Department pause during ballot processing to look at the camera.There are 50 trained part-time and full-time staff members in the Elections Department who have been working overtime to complete the ballot tabulation.
“COVID-19 made this an especially challenging election,” Roberts said. “But the willingness of people to serve as poll workers was outstanding, and the number of volunteers far exceeded our expectations.” 

Roberts thanked the managing personnel from 29 locations that served as polling places from October 31 to November 3.

Poll worker services manager Colleen Ksanda regularly told her crew, “As you know, we can’t run an election without you, and we appreciate each one of you for your dedication, commitment, and hard work to make it happen.” 

Roberts also thanked the 50 trained full-time and part-time staff members for their dedication. Team members have been working overtime and weekends for several weeks to serve voters and process ballots.

One final step before the election can be certified is the mandatory 1% manual tally of precinct ballots and batches of vote-by-mail ballots. The public process begins Tuesday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Marin County Elections Department located in Suite 121, Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Another election results update was posted November 13 at Most of the ballots left to count – approximately 1,500 – are the provisional ballots that take a lot of time to process manually. Ballots postmarked by November 3 and received by November 20 will be counted as quickly as possible.

See previous election-related news releases on the County’s Newsroom. Follow the Elections Office 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