Marin Hires New Registrar of Voters

Lynda Roberts, new Marin County Registrar of Voters as of July 7, 2014.
Lynda Roberts, new Marin County Registrar of Voters as of July 7, 2014.
By Bay City News Service: 

Following a national search, Lynda Roberts, a Mono County official, was selected Marin County's next registrar of voters.

Roberts, the registrar of voters, clerk, recorder and clerk to the Board of Supervisors in Mono County, succeeds Elaine Ginnold who is retiring on July 31. Roberts starts her new job July 7.

Roberts, a native of Utah, currently lives in Mammoth Lakes. Mono County finished second behind Marin County in voter turnout in the November 2012, election.

"We are very proud of having our residents participate like that," she said in a news release.

"At this point in my career, my professional goal is to focus solely on one area of expertise, and that would be registrar of voters. I feel passionate about our right as citizens to select our leaders through the process of voting, and registrars provide a vital link by ensuring the public's right to vote," Roberts said.

Marin County Administrator Matthew Hymel offered Roberts the job at registrar of voters this week.

"We feel fortunate to fulfill this important nonpartisan role with someone of Lynda's skills and abilities," Hymel said.

Ginnold was hired as Marin County Registrar of Voters in May 2006. She was an assistant registrar of voters in Alameda County for 18 years and acting registrar of voters the final year.

Ginnold, an East Bay resident, has served as an international elections observer in Albania, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. She said she plans to travel, hike, write, study medieval history and continue international election observations.

"I've enjoyed working in a county where voters are enthusiastic about elections, and I'm pleased that Marin regularly has one of the highest voter turnouts in the state," Ginnold said.


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