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March Election Results Final: Turnout Over 53%

The registrar has thanked election workers and staff for dedication and hard work.
A male elections worker holds a mobile rack that holds thousands of ballot envelopes.

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San Rafael, CA – Marin County’s Registrar of Voters, Lynda Roberts, announced that the March 5 Presidential Primary Election is certified and the official results have been posted.  

The election had ­­169,893 voters registered in Marin of whom 90,757 cast ballots, resulting in a turnout of over 53% — the third lowest turnout in the past six statewide primary elections. The turnout in the 2022 statewide primary was nearly 50% and turnout in 2014 was almost 41%. The primaries of 2016, 2018, and 2020 saw the highest turnout, ranging between 68% to 70%, with the election of 2020 being No. 1.

Turnout statewide this time was 34% as of March 27, with five smaller counties (less than 35,000 registered voters) showing turnouts between 54% to 60%, and three counties, including Marin, showing 53% turnout.

The state-required manual tally confirmed that the Marin County’s voting equipment counted ballots accurately. The final results and certification will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors as part of the April 16 agenda.

Roberts thanked the Elections Department team, including the help of extra hire workers, and the 150 vote center election workers. The Elections Department will now start preparing for the November general election. 

“This was a very smooth presidential primary election and thanks to our hard-working team, we were able to certify the election a week earlier than anticipated,” Roberts said. “As for turnout in November, we anticipate a turnout close to the 2020 general election, which was over 90%.”

More information about the March 5 Presidential Primary Election is posted at

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Page updated March 27, 2024