For Immediate ReleaseApril 25, 2022
Important changes for voters include two-card ballot for first time
San Rafael, CA – Ballots for the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election will be mailed to all registered voters on May 9, the same day in-person services for the election will be available at the Marin County Elections Department in San Rafael.
Ballot cards will be clearly labeled Card A and Card B with a message at the bottom instructing voters to vote and return both cards. “If voters return only one card, we will count it, but they will be unable to submit the second card later,” Roberts added.
The second change for this election is that fewer, multi-day regional vote centers will replace Election Day polling places. It is a result of the Board of Supervisors’ action in May 2021 to implement the Voter’s Choice Act model of voting, which also includes mailing a ballot to all registered voters.
Voters may visit any vote center for in-person services, and, if necessary, may receive a replacement mail ballot. Locations and hours of operation for vote centers and official ballot drop boxes are listed on the department’s website and will be printed in the Voter Information Guide that is mailed to all registered voters at the end of April.
Voters will continue to receive a postage-paid envelope along with their two ballot cards and must remember to sign the envelope before mailing it back. Also, the ballot envelope must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within seven days 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