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Candidate Nomination Period Opens Feb. 10 in Marin

Ballot box at the Marin County Elections Office.
Ballot box at the Marin County Elections Office.
If you’re interested in running for office, it’s high time to get your paperwork together for the Marin County Elections Office. The candidate nominations period for the June 3 Gubernatorial Primary Election opens Monday, Feb. 10, and ends March 7.

The following offices will be on the ballot:  


  • U.S. Representative, District 2


  • California State Senator, District 2
  • California State Assembly member, District 10


  • State Constitutional Offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Controller, State Treasurer, State Board of Equalization, State Insurance Commissioner, State Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction


  • Superior Court Judge – Offices No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Judicial candidates must file a Declaration of Intention by Feb. 5.


  • County Board of Supervisors, Districts 1 and 5


  • County offices: Assessor-Recorder, District Attorney, County Superintendent of Schools and Sheriff-Coroner                                                       
  • Almonte Sanitary District
  • Ross Valley Sanitary District Director
  • Belvedere City Council*
  • Ross Town Council*


*Candidates should file nomination papers with respective city/town clerks.            

Candidates may pick up and file Declaration of Candidacy forms at the Marin County Elections Office, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Feb. 10 and March 7.  If an incumbent officeholder does not file for office by March 7, the filing period will be extended for non-incumbent candidates for that office until 5 p.m. March 12.

If there are no nominees or an insufficient number of nominees for any district office, and if no one files a petition requesting an election with the Elections Office, the Board of Supervisors will make the appointments.

Voting begins at the Elections Office and vote-by-mail ballots go in the mail on Monday, May 5. The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is Monday, May 19.

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