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For Immediate Release
January 21, 2021

Ballots Coming Soon for March 2 Special Election

Voters in two districts to decide on special tax measures

San Rafael, CA – Key dates are coming up in a March 2 special election for Marin County residents living within Flood Zone No. 7A (Santa Venetia) and the Ridgewood Avenue Permanent Road Division in the Homestead Valley neighborhood near Mill Valley.

Voters in the Santa Venetia flood zone will be voting yes or no on Measure A, determining the amount of a special tax for the Gallinas Creek Levee Upgrade Project.

Voters in the Ridgewood road division will vote on Measure B, determining the amount of a special tax for road maintenance.

Voters in those areas will receive a postage-paid envelope along with their ballot from the Marin County Elections Department and must remember to sign the envelope before mailing it back. Also, the ballot envelope must be postmarked on or before Election Day, March 2, or it won’t count.

Voters in the districts should be aware of the following dates: 

  • February 1: Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in the road district and permanent vote-by-mail voters in the flood zone district. This is also the first day to vote by mail 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.
  • February 15: The last day to register to vote in this election.
  • February 16: Starting on this day and until 8 p.m. on Election Day, eligible residents who are not registered may come to the Elections Department to register and vote.
  • February 23: The last day the Elections Department can mail a ballot. After this day, voters must get a ballot in person at the Elections Department.
  • March 2: Flood Zone No. 7A: Polling place open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eligible residents who are not registered may register and vote at the polling place or the Elections Department.Ridgewood Avenue Permanent Road Division: There is no polling place because the precinct has fewer than 250 voters. Eligible residents who are not registered may register and vote at the Elections Department from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Ballot return envelopes must be signed and postmarked on or before this day or dropped at the Civic Center drop boxes by 8 p.m. Voting is available in the Elections Department from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Check the voter information guide mailed to each registered voter for more details, or 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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