About Us: What We Do

The Registrar is responsible for:

  • Registering voters and maintaining current and accurate voter files.
  • Conducting Federal, State, County, and City elections within El Dorado County, including:
    • Handling Candidate filing and financial recording
    • Securing polling places
    • Polling place staffing
    • Voting system maintenance and polling place supplies and distribution
    • Ballot Layout and Design
    • Voter Information Guide layout and design
    • Ballot and Voter Information Guide ordering and mailing
    • Incoming ballot verification and signature checking
    • Ballot tabulation
    • Election Canvas processing
    • Certification of the election 
  • Checking the adequacy and certification of recall, referendum, and initiative petitions.
  • Administering the local provisions of campaign reporting and financing. 
  • Reviewing, analyzing and monitoring the impact of legislation on the election process.

Our mission is to: 

  • Provide the opportunity and the means for participation in the election process.
  • Be effective, efficient and responsive to voter and candidate needs through continuous improvement.
  • Achieve open communication through teamwork and a spirit of goodwill. 
  • Support educational and training opportunities to produce quality work. 
  • Ensure legal requirements are met and applied consistently.
  • Work together to pursue and achieve excellence.

We demonstrate and support the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Responsibility 
  • Accuracy
  • Efficiency
  • Respect for all
  • Ethical conduct
  • Commitment to Customer Service

Registrar of Voters staff certified by State and National Organizations:

California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) - The CACEO administration was created to foster uniformity of practices and procedures in the elections community while maintaining a high standard of professionalism. They are committed to promote public confidence in the administration of elections and to support and facilitate in a nonpartisan manner, legislation to further these objectives.

Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) - A professional education program that is unique in the elections profession, the CERA is intended for those who want to demonstrate their dedication to excellence through a career-long commitment to improving their skills and staying at the top of this profession.