Santa Cruz Board Of Elections

Find Santa Cruz 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.


Santa Cruz County Board of Elections 701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-454-2060


About Santa Cruz Board of Elections

The Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, CA. The Santa Cruz 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:
  • Santa Cruz election results
  • Election poll locations
  • Registering to vote in Santa Cruz, California
  • Voter records
  • Volunteering on Election Day
Santa Cruz Voter Records

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

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

Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz residents. The Board of Elections may also conduct outreach to eligible voters at regular intervals, to keep voter list information up to date.

Santa Cruz Elections Planning & Polls

As part of the election preparation process, the Board of Elections maintains information on voting districts and establishes polling places for each district. The Board of Elections prepares Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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, California

On Election Day, the Santa Cruz 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.