Sonoma County Board Of Elections

Find Sonoma County California board of elections, elections departments, commissioners, supervisors, board of registrars, and registrar of voters. Boards of elections provide information on voter registration, voting results, absentee voting, and primary elections.


Sonoma County Board of Elections PO Box 11485 Santa Rosa CA 95406 707-565-6800


About Sonoma County Board of Elections

The Sonoma County Board of Elections is a local government office responsible for carrying out virtually all aspects of public elections, including general elections, caucuses, primaries, special elections, and referenda in Sonoma County, CA. The Sonoma County Elections Department ensures the accuracy of election results and the fairness and legality of elections.

You may contact the Board of Elections for questions about:
  • Sonoma County election results
  • Election poll locations
  • Registering to vote in Sonoma County, California
  • Voter records
  • Volunteering on Election Day
Sonoma County Voter Records

Voter registrations, voter records and election results considered public records are available for public request in Sonoma County, California. While votes are considered private, Sonoma County voter registrations and party affiliations are considered public information and can be accessed via the Sonoma County Board of Elections.

Sonoma County Elections Board Responsibilities
  1. Sonoma County Voter Registration
  2. Election Planning and Preparedness
  3. Election Day Activities in Sonoma County
Voter Registration

Sonoma County voter registration entails maintaining the jurisdiction's list of registered voters and ensuring the accuracy of voter registration information. The Board of Elections processes and verifies voter registration applications submitted by Sonoma County residents. The Board of Elections may also conduct outreach to eligible voters at regular intervals, to keep voter list information up to date.

Sonoma County Elections Planning & Polls

As part of the election preparation process, the Board of Elections maintains information on Sonoma County voting districts and establishes polling places for each district. The Board of Elections prepares Sonoma County election ballots, ensuring the accuracy of candidates' names and the wording of any referendum or ballot questions. The Board of Elections also prepares and manages the issuance of CA absentee ballots and prepares ballots for vote-by-mail and early voting. The Board of Elections provides training for all Sonoma County poll workers and volunteers. The maintenance of voting machines and related equipment is also under the responsibility of the Office. The Board of Elections ensures that all these tasks are completed in accordance with statutory schedules and deadlines.

Elections Day Activities in Sonoma County, California

On Election Day, the Sonoma County Board of Registrars provides polling places with ballots, voting machines, personnel, and other resources. Throughout Election Day, the Board of Elections manages and monitors polling places and maintains communication with California State officials regarding any issues or irregularities that arise. At the conclusion of voting, the Elections Board is responsible for tallying the results and reporting them to state officials and the public.