For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 19, 2022
September 29 online workshop to explain Marin’s new vote center model
San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Elections Department will host a virtual public workshop Thursday, September 29, to educate voters in advance of the November 8 general election about changes implemented with the Voter’s Choice Act.
The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution in May 2021 confirming plans to implement the Voter’s Choice Act, also called Senate Bill 450 or VCA.
One major change under VCA is a switch from Election Day polling places to several multi-day, regional vote centers at spots around the county. The other big change is that every active registered voter will automatically be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot packet starting 29 days before an election — a change most Marin County voters won’t notice because of the high rate of vote-by-mail voters, now more than 80%.
The workshop will give voters an opportunity to learn about changes well in advance of the election. Language services will be available as noted below. The videoconference will be recorded for later viewing.
Virtual Community Workshop, Thursday, September 29
Learn more about the VCA or check your registration status on www.marinvotes.org, and 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