Path of Your Vote By Mail Ballot
Picked by Postal Carrier, dropped off at Mail Box/Drop Box or dropped off at Local Post Office
Processed by local Post Office Sent to Distribution Center in SF for sorting by county
Sent to Post Office at Marin County Civic Center
Picked up by Voter Registration
Clerks Processed through Diebold machine for signature verification
If signature verified, second sort by Precinct by Diebold machine
Envelope sent to “I and D” to be opened
If signature does not pass verification
Sent for visual signature review with Clerk on machine that verifies 4 signatures at a time
If signature does not clear verification, sent for hand visual review by Clerk
If signature still does not pass, reviewed by Voter Registrar and Deputy Voter Registrar
If questions still exist, Voter sent a letter for signature verification
Verified signatures sent back through Diebold machine for 3rd sort by precinct
Envelopes then opened by clerk and reviewed for completeness/rubber banded in groups of 25
If no problems, put in box for Tabulation
If all choices are not clearly noted, sent for machine Adjudication for "Voter Intent Review” by 2 Clerks
Ballots boxed with 250 ballots and sent to Tabulation for input into electronic machine
No ballot counts are released until 8 pm on election night (if they have passed the above process)
Ballots not process by election day, and those received alter election day (but date stamped by election day and received by the 17 day arrival deadline) will be processed with the above path before the certification date within 30 days of the election.
Path of Ballots Cast at the Polling Place on Election
Day Ballots are delivered to Election Office and fed into Tabulation machine on election night. Count announced as soon as all ballots have been processed from the Precincts on election night.
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