Nonpartisan Resources for Voting & Election Information for General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
General Election = "A general election is an election in which candidates are elected to offices. This is in contrast to a primary election, which is used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election. General elections occur at local, state, and federal levels, and typically occur at regular intervals." -Ballotpedia, opens a new window
Under the Voter's Choice Act, all active registered voters are automatically mailed a ballot, early voting is expanded, and voters may vote in-person at a regional vote center.
ALL California active registered voters are automatically mailed a ballot (beginning October 10th; please allow 5-7 days to arrive).
There are THREE ways to return it:
- by mail (in a postage-paid return envelope)
- postmarked on or before November 8
- at an official ballot drop box
- Drop box locations, opens a new window - open Tuesday, October 11 to Tuesday, November 8 until 8:00pm
- at ANY vote center (replacing assigned neighborhood polling places) - with MORE services, including voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance
- List of vote centers, opens a new window - several will open on Saturday, October 29 and a few more will open on Saturday, November 5
The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 24. Register to vote or update your information at register to vote, opens a new window, or contact the Marin County Elections Department, opens a new window for a paper application or to request a Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail Ballot.
California Secretary of State - Elections and Voter Information, opens a new window
Official Voter Information Guide - available in 10 languages (English, Español, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, & Vietnamese)
Easy Voter Guide for California, opens a new window - available in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)
Marin County Elections/Registrar of Voters, opens a new window - please check here as information continues to be updated
- Local Measures Information, opens a new window (info about local measures on ballot including the List of Local Measures, opens a new window)
- Candidate Information, opens a new window (including candidates on the ballot, opens a new window and candidate financial filings, opens a new window)
- Frequently Asked Questions, opens a new window (answers to everything election- and voting-related)
Questions? Call Marin County Elections Dept: 415-473-6456, M-F 8-4:30
Become an Informed Voter
KQED's California Voter Guide, opens a new window (non-partisan voting guide from KQED, San Francisco's public radio (NPR) and television station (PBS), with information on all California statewide Propositions (1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) as well as key statewide races (US Senator, Governor, Attorney General, and Controller) and some key local measures and races, including in Marin County, opens a new window.)
The Leagues of Women Voters of Marin & Sonoma Counties has partnered with local organizations to present Pros & Cons of the seven state propositions on the November 8, 2022 General Election ballot.
California on Ballotpedia, opens a new window (from Ballotpedia, an online encyclopedia of politics and elections)
California Voter Foundation, opens a new window (a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization engaged in research, oversight, outreach, and other projects to improve the election process to better serve the needs and interests of voters)
FactCheck, opens a new window (monitors factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases; a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania)
GovTrack.us, opens a new window (researches and publishes status of federal legislation, and tracks voting records of US representatives and senators; a data source for congressional transparency websites, from Joshua Tauberer)
Open Secrets, opens a new window (nonpartisan information about the influence of money on politics; from The Center for Responsive Politics)
PolitiFact, opens a new window (nonpartisan fact checking organization that focuses on national political figures; founded by the Tampa Bay Times and now operated by the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida)
Democratic Party - National, opens a new window California, opens a new window Marin County, opens a new window
Green Party - National, opens a new window California, opens a new window Marin County, opens a new window
Libertarian Party - National, opens a new window California, opens a new window Marin County, opens a new window
Peace and Freedom Party - California, opens a new window
Republican Party - National, opens a new window California, opens a new window Marin County, opens a new window
For More Information:
California Fair Political Practices Commission, opens a new window - independent, non-partisan commission that works to promote transparency in government and ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process
Federal Voting Assistance Program, opens a new window - voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens; provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process
Federal Election Commission, opens a new window - official US Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations
US Election Assistance Commission , opens a new window- an independent, bipartisan commission providing guidance on voting and election administration
Please contact us, opens a new window if any errors are noted.
Last updated Oct 26, 2022.