Important Elections Information from Marin County Elections Department and Town of Corte Madera Regarding November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the Town of Corte Madera on Tuesday, November 8, 2022:
For Members of the Town Council (Vote for 3):
James H. Andrews, Accountant/Financial Analyst
Eli Beckman, Incumbent
Robert Lucarini, Engineering Manager
Pat Ravasio, Business Owner/Realtor
Rosa M. Thomas, Employee Development Consultant
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the following measure will be voted on at the General Municipal Election to be held in the Town of Corte Madera on Tuesday, November 8, 2022:
Corte Madera voters will decide whether to vote YES or NO on Measure E, the renewal of the Town’s Paramedic Services special tax. The ballot reads:
MEASURE E / Town of Corte Madera
“To maintain rapid 9-1-1 emergency response times and preserve the number of on-duty paramedics ready to respond to accidents/medical emergencies, shall the measure continuing the paramedic services special tax for four years at an annual amount of $78 per residence and per 1,000 square feet of floor area for nonresidential uses for fiscal years 2023-2024, and thereafter increased $3 per year up to $87, generating approximately $504,400 annually for local paramedic services, subject to annual audits and public spending disclosure, be adopted?” Yes/No.
From the Town Attorney’s Impartial Analysis: Measure E was placed on the ballot by the Town Council. Two-thirds of all the voters who vote on the measure must vote in favor of the measure for it to be approved. The parcel tax rate cannot be increased beyond the amounts specified, or the duration of the tax extended, unless approved by a two thirds vote of all of the voters.
A “yes” vote on Measure E is a vote to extend for four years Corte Madera’s existing parcel tax at a rate starting at $78, with a $3 annual increase capping at $87, per residential unit or one thousand square feet of nonresidential use, with the revenue from the tax to be used only to fund paramedic and emergency medical services.
A “no” vote on Measure E is a vote not to continue the parcel tax past June 30, 2023.
Visit the Town’s website, https://www.townofcortemadera.org/1094/November-8-2022-Municipal-Election for information on the Candidates for Town Council and Measure E.
You can also visit the Marin County Elections Department Voter Information Portal: https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/voting-information/elections-dashboard to view your Voter Information Guide, map of vote centers, drop box locations and other related elections information.
Reminder about the Voters Choice Act in Marin:
What Is the Voter’s Choice Act? (VCA). View video of VCA kick off evet: https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/voters-choice-act/information-about-the-voters-choice-act/vca-kickoff-video
The Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) is a law that allows counties to offer voters more choices for how, when, and where they vote. Under the VCA, all active registered voters are automatically mailed a ballot, early voting is expanded for more days, and voters may vote in-person at any regional vote center. Marin County first implemented the Voter’s Choice Act during the June 7, 2022 primary election.
How Does It Work?
All active registered voters are automatically mailed a ballot and have three ways to return it (No stamp needed!):
- By mail
- At an official ballot drop box
- At a vote center
- What Is a Vote Center?
In Corte Madera, there is a drop box located outside the main entrance to the Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA.
Voters may vote in-person at any vote center in Marin County. View list of vote centers here https://www.marincounty.org/depts/rv/election-info/november-8-2022/page-data/tabs-collection/vote-centers-and-drop-boxes/polls/votecenters
And drop box locations here:
Assigned, neighborhood polling places are replaced by regional vote centers that open at least 3 days before Election Day with more services:
- Register to vote & vote the same day
- Replace a lost or damaged ballot
- Early voting—vote before Election Day!
- Vote with an accessible voting machine
- Request help