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For Immediate Release
September 19, 2022

Learn about Changes Coming for November Election

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

A woman and a man hold up posters outside the Marin County Civic Center to promote Voters' Choice Act Day.Robin Dieterich of the Marin County League of Women Voters and Elections Department technician Danny Straub promoted National Voter Registration Day on September 20, 2022, at the Civic Center.

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

  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Register in advance for the workshop
  • The videoconference will be close-captioned
  • Interpreters will be available in Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Vietnamese, ASL, and CDI

Learn more about the VCA or check your registration status on, and 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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