Historically, Board members have been elected on an at-large basis, with all voters within the District voting for each Board member. During a series of public hearings held between April and June 2019, the District established five electoral Divisions in order to transition to a Division-based election in which each Board member is elected by a specific Division within the District. Prospective Board Members must be registered voters and reside within the boundaries of the Division that they will represent. All five board members will continue to participate and vote on district wide matters regardless of what division they represent.
North Marin Water District Interactive Map
Check out the interactive map tool below to see which division you live in and which board member represents you here.
By-Division System for Electing Directors
District elections are held in conjunction with the Statewide General Elections in November of even-numbered years. Each Board member is elected to a four-year term. Board members representing Divisions 2, 3, and 4 will be elected in November 2020 and every four years thereafter. Board members representing Divisions 1 and 5 will be elected in November 2022 and every four years thereafter.
The County Elections Office is the Election Officer for the District and conducts the election. Nomination papers may be obtained from and election questions directed to:
Marin County Elections Department
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
Division 1: Region beginning at the point of intersection of CA 37 and the Novato shore of the Petaluma River and proceeding northerly and westerly to include Olompali State Park, Indian Valley Golf Club, and areas bordering Tomales Bay to the south and northeast. Represents 12,555 people.
Division 2: Region in the southeast bordering San Pablo Bay and including Bel Marin Keys and the intersection of Ignacio Blvd and Redwood Hwy. Represents 12,300 people.
Division 3: Region in the east bordering San Pablo Bay, between Division 1 and Division 2, and proceeding northwest to include central areas such as Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve, Deer Island Open Space Preserve, and Old Town Novato. Represents 12,579 people.
Division 4: Region beginning at the point of intersection of Sutro Ave and Vineyard Rd and proceeding northerly along Sutro Ave to Novato Blvd to encapsulate a central area west of Old Town Novato. Represents 12,156 people.
Division 5: Region encapsulating a southwestern area between Wilson Ave and Redwood Hwy, including Novato High School and Lynwood Hill Park. Represents 11,930 people.
Please see the interactive map above for exact division locations.
Additional Documents and Resources
- District Ordinance No. 38: An Ordinance of The North Marin Water District Providing for the Election of Members of The Board of Directors By-District, Establishing the Boundaries and Identification Numbers for Five Divisions, and Establishing The Election Order for Each Division.