Kern County Board of Elections in Bakersfield California

Address and phone number for Kern County Board of Elections, a Board Of Elections, at Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield CA.


Name
Kern County Board of Elections
Address
1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93301
Phone
661-868-3590
Fax
661-868-3768

About the Kern County Board of Elections

The Kern County Board of Elections, located in Bakersfield, CA, is a government office that oversees local elections in Bakersfield. The Board of Elections holds general elections, caucuses, primaries, and special elections, including elections for Bakersfield, Kern County, California state, and federal offices. The Bakersfield Elections Department, also known as the Board of Registrars, manages poll locations, certifies election results, and promotes fair and legal elections.

You may contact the Board of Elections for questions about:
  • Bakersfield election results
  • Registering to vote in Bakersfield, CA
  • Election poll locations
  • Applying for an absentee ballot
  • Voter records
  • Learning about upcoming elections
  • Volunteering on election day
Bakersfield Elections Board Responsibilities
  1. Bakersfield Voter Registration
  2. Election Planning and Preparedness
  3. Election Day Activities in Kern County
Bakersfield Voter Records

In Bakersfield, voter registration information, voter records, and election results are public records. The public can request these voter records through the Kern County Board of Elections. These voter records also include information such as party affiliation and elections in which the voter participated. Contact the Board of Elections for more information on accessing Kern County voter records.

Voter Registration

The Board of Elections oversees voter registration in Bakersfield, including maintaining a list of registered voters and checking the accuracy of voter registration information. While other offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, may accept voter registration forms, the Board of Elections processes and verifies these applications to ensure accurate voter registration.

Bakersfield Elections Planning & Polls

The Kern County Board of Elections is charged with planning and carrying out elections. To prepare for elections, the Board of Elections maintains records on Kern County voting districts and establishes polling locations within the district for early voting and in-person voting on election day. The Board of Elections also designs Bakersfield election ballots, checking the accuracy of candidates' names, the wording of referendums, and the clarity of ballot questions. This includes CA absentee or mail-in ballots. In addition, the Board of Elections trains Bakersfield poll workers and volunteers, maintains voting machines, and follows California state regulations and deadlines on voting.

Elections Day Activities in Kern County, California

On Election Day, The Bakersfield Elections Board staffs polling places, provides ballots and voting machines, or picks up drop-off or mail-in ballots. The Board of Elections oversees vote counting and communicates with California state officials on issues or irregularities in voting. When polls close, the Board of Elections tallies the results and reports the outcome to state officials and the public.

Election Information

The Bakersfield Board of Elections provides information about upcoming elections, including candidates that qualify for the election, referendums and initiatives on the ballot, and volunteering opportunities. The Board also provides voter pamphlets and candidate position statements to inform voters.

Contact the Kern County Board of Elections

You may contact the Kern County Board of Elections by calling 661-868-3590, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Kern County Board of Elections, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, 93301.


Map of Kern County Board of Elections in Bakersfield California