County of Marin - News Releases - Key Election Dates

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2021

Ballots Coming Soon for May 4 Special Election

Voters in two San Rafael districts to decide on special tax measures

San Rafael, CA – Key dates are coming up in a May 4 special election for residents living within the San Rafael City High School District and the San Rafael City Elementary School District. This is an all vote-by-mail election; no polling places will be open except for the Marin County Elections Department at the Civic Center in San Rafael, Suite 121.

A view of the ballot dropbox stationed outside of the Marin County Civic Center.The May 4 elections will be entirely done by mail. In addition, signed ballot envelopes may be dropped into one of the secure boxes at the Marin County Civic Center.
Voters in the high school district will be voting yes or no on Measure G and voters in the elementary school district will be voting yes or no on Measure H. Both measures determine the amount of a special tax for educational programs and require two-thirds of the votes cast to pass.

All registered voters within the districts will receive a postage-paid envelope along with their ballot and must remember to sign the envelope before mailing it back. Also, the ballot envelope must be postmarked on or before Election Day or it won’t count.

Those planning to participate in the election should be aware of the following dates: 

  • April 5: Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in the districts. This is also the first day to receive voter services in the Elections Department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Suite 121 at the Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.
  • April 20: Starting on this day and until 8 p.m. Election Day, eligible residents who are not registered may come to the Elections Department to register and vote.
  • April 27: The last day the Elections Department can mail a ballot. After this day, voters wishing to vote must get a ballot in person at the Elections Department.
  • May 4: Ballot return envelope must be signed and postmarked on or before this day or dropped in a drop box by 8 p.m. Voting is available in the Elections Department from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Check for dropbox locations.

For more information, call 415-473-6456, or go to 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
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