For Immediate ReleaseAugust 10, 2021
All registered voters to be mailed a ballot for September election
San Rafael, CA – Key dates are coming up in preparation for the September 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Ballots will automatically be mailed to all registered voters, and voters will be assigned to a polling place should they decide to vote in person or need in-person services on Election Day.
The polling place location is printed on the back cover of the Voter Information Guide that will be mailed to each registered voter by the Marin County Elections Department during the week of August 9. A voter may check the online Voter Information Portal to find the polling place or call the Elections Department at (415) 473-6456.
Voters will be deciding yes or no on recalling Governor Gavin Newsom and can vote for a candidate to succeed him as Governor if he is recalled. Voters are not required to vote on both parts — they may vote on one or both parts.
Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts said voters will notice something new when they receive the ballot packet. The ballot will be securely folded inside an information sheet, and a message printed at the top of the sheet will alert voters that their ballot is inside.
“We decided to use this new information sheet for the first time because it has more space to give voters important information and allows us to use a larger size for the printed words,” Roberts said.
Voters 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:
For more information, call (415) 473-6456, or go to www.marinvotes.org. Follow the Elections Department on Facebook.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website