An error on the Marin County ballots for the June 3 primary election will cost an estimated $100,000. “I take full responsibility for this mistake and apologize to voters for any confusion this has caused them,” Marin County Registrar of Voters Elaine Ginnold said in a prepared statement. The mistake, due to a coding error, placed Measure A on all of the ballots and voter information pamphlets throughout Marin, including those jurisdictions outside the Marin County Library District. Measure A would provide funding to the Marin County Free Library by extending a $49 per year parcel tax for another nine years.
Ginnold said she was informed of the error by the town clerk of San Anselmo, Joanne Kessell. San Anselmo, which along with other Southern Marin jurisdictions is outside the Marin County Library District, has its own library parcel tax measure on the June ballot, Measure E. That measure would provide funding to the San Anselmo library by levying a $54 per year parcel tax for nine years.
The pamphlets for voters in Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato, Ross and the unincorporated areas of the county are correct.