County of Marin - News Releases - Candidate Filing Period

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2022

Candidate Filing Opens for November Election

Nominations accepted July 18 through August 12

San Rafael, CA – If you’re inspired and want to make a difference in your community, take note that the nomination period opens July 18 for local offices in the November 8 General Election.

The nomination period ends at 5 p.m. Friday, August 12, with an extension to Wednesday, August 17, if an incumbent officeholder does not file. Seats open for nomination include:

  • Marin and Sonoma county boards of education, two community college districts and 17 school districts
  • Special districts including community services districts, fire protection districts, the Marin Healthcare District, public utility districts, recreation districts, the Marin Resource Conservation District, sanitary districts, and water districts
  • City and town councils in Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon (municipal candidates must file nomination documents with their respective city clerk)

A complete list of open seats can be found on the November General Election page of

Except for municipal offices, prospective candidates may pick up and file nomination papers at the Marin County Elections Department, Suite 121, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. The hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12. Candidates can submit their application form online as well.

For more information about offices, terms, qualifications, or filing documents, call Dan Miller, Candidate Services, at (415) 473-6437, or go to

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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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