Elections and Voter Information

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Marin Votes November 3

Vote Safe. Vote Secure. Vote by Mail.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the public’s health and well-being, a recent California law requires that all active, registered voters automatically receive a vote by mail ballot for the November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election. We ask that you protect our poll workers, the public, yourself by voting that ballot and returning it by mail.

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before November 3rd, and received by the Elections Department by November 20th.

If you prefer to hand deliver your ballot or it seems too late to mail it back, you may return your vote by mail ballot to one of many Ballot Drop Box Locations in Marin County or any Polling Place. There is a list of locations in the Voter Information Guide, and online here. For more information, please visit the Marin County Registrar of Voters website. Another excellent resource for election information is at  smartvoter.org, an online service of the League of Women Voters.


In order to protect the health and safety of volunteer poll workers and voters, there are fewer, “super consolidated” polling places, but they will be open for 4 days, from Oct. 31 through Election Day (Nov.3). Which voters need to vote at a polling place? Those include: voters who need a replacement ballot, failed to register before the October 19 deadline, or prefer to vote on an accessible voting machine.

To protect your health and well-being, all active registered voters were mailed a ballot in the mail.

If you must vote at a polling place, social distancing and masks will be required for the protection of poll workers & other voters.

To find your polling place, check your voter information guide, go to marinvotes.org, or call the Elections Dept. at (415) 473-6456.

Not sure you’re Registered to Vote? 

Check your status at: registertovote.ca.gov

Moved? Register or update your address at:

The deadline to register to vote is October 19. After that, call the Elections Department at (415) 473-6456 for options.


Oct. 5: Vote by Mail Ballot mailing begins

Oct. 6: Ballot Drop Boxes open

Oct. 19: Deadline to register to vote

Oct. 31: Polling Places open for 4 days (through Nov. 3)

Nov. 3: Election Day! Polls close at 8 p.m.

Nov. 20: Deadline for officials to receive ballots by mail (had to be postmarked on or before Nov. 3)