For Immediate ReleaseMay 31, 2022
Vote-by-mail and early voting results available shortly after 8 p.m. June 7
San Rafael, CA – Voters in the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election will be interested in the first returns on election night, and the Marin County Elections Department will deliver the numbers on its election results webpage. Results of vote-by-mail ballots will be available shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Ballots from vote centers cast during the early voting period will also be included in the first report of results.
Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts said May 31 that so far turnout is a little over 10%. “We expect high numbers of ballots to be returned closer to Election Day, which is a typical pattern,” she said.
The first online results from vote center returns on election night is expected at about 9:15 p.m. Results will be updated about every 45 minutes as ballots come back throughout the night. All ballots from vote centers will be counted in the Elections Department at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, June 7. Voters can track their ballot at no cost by signing up for Where’s My Ballot on the Secretary of State’s website.
Instead of mailing, voters may drop their ballot in one of several official drop boxes located throughout the county or at any vote center before 8 p.m. Election Day. The list of locations is printed in the voter information guide and is posted at www.marincounty.org.
Vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at vote centers and official ballot drop boxes in the days just prior to Election Day will be processed following the election. Roberts reminds voters to sign the return envelope so ballots can be processed quickly. But if voters forget, the Elections Department will send a letter with instructions for fixing the problem. Voters will also receive a letter if a signature does not compare to the signature on their voter registration card.
“A voter unable to return their vote-by-mail ballot may designate someone to return it for them by filling out the form on the back of the return envelope,” Roberts said. “I strongly encourage voters to only designate someone they know and trust.” Voters may call (415) 473-6456 with questions or concerns.
Residents who are not sure if they are registered to vote but plan to vote in this election may check the Voter Information Portal to find out or call (415) 473-6456 for staff assistance.
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Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website