About Us

Who We Are

The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters ensures that voters determine the leaders and laws that govern the community. The Registrar of Voters, part of the County Clerk-Recorder Department, plays a vital role by registering voters, accepting candidate nominations and conducting elections. The Registrar of Voters also verifies petition signatures; some petitions help candidates qualify for the ballot and others call for a change in the law.

What We Do

The Registrar of Voters performs the following functions on behalf of Stanislaus County:

  • Register voters and update their files as they move or change name or political party
  • Assist military and overseas civilian voters with an early delivery of ballots to cities all over the world
  • File campaign paperwork and documents from candidates and elected officials
  • Provide an array of data to campaigns, the media and researchers
  • Design and proofread Sample Ballot Pamphlets and ballots in English and other federally required languages
  • Set precincts for each election, based on district lines and population
  • Survey voting and drop box locations for Americans With Disabilities Act compliance, make recommendations to mitigate barriers a disabled voter may face and finding new sites as needed
  • Recruit and train 700-plus election workers per election
  • Process and count incoming vote by mail ballots that have been verified.
  • Conduct canvass after each election, including scrutiny of provisional ballots and vote by mail ballots dropped off at voting and drop off locations.
  • Checking accuracy of voting equipment by conducting 1% manual tally
  • Prepare and certify Statement of the Vote
  • Analyze changes in election law and establish County election procedures
  • Maintain election and Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) records as required by law

What We Offer

The Registrar of Voters' mission is to provide the opportunity for County residents to register to vote and take part in elections that are conducted with the highest degree of accuracy, efficiency and professionalism. Meeting customer needs is a priority. Employees are trained on Elections Code and keep abreast of law changes that affect the conduct of elections.

Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The County Clerk / Recorder / Registrar of Voters reserves the right to modify, update, change or make improvements at any time, without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.