Registrar of Voters office

About Us

Mission Statement

The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office is committed to the following goals:

  • To provide the highest level of service to the voters of Sonoma County
  • To eliminate barriers to participation in the democratic process
  • To educate youth as to the importance of the democratic process
  • To provide assistance to candidates, proponents and opponents of ballot measures and political jurisdictions in a fair and unbiased manner

Election-related Duties

  • Conduct federal, state, and local elections held in Sonoma County
  • Register voters and maintain the voter registration file
  • Procure all polling places, and recruit all poll workers in Sonoma County
  • Provide information to candidates regarding the nomination process and campaign finance disclosure requirements
  • Maintain files of campaign committee financial statements (itemized listings of candidates’ and campaigns’ contributions and expenditures)
  • Provide voter registration information and related campaign materials to candidates and campaigns

Public Services

  • Provide proof of registration upon request (for example, proof of residency or school residency verification)
  • Provide procedural guides to candidates and campaigns
  • Conduct office tours upon request by schools, civic groups and clubs interested in a "behind-the-scenes" view of elections
  • Conduct training for individuals or groups organizing a voter registration drive
  • Conduct training for poll workers and other Election Officials
  • Provide speakers for functions by groups desiring information about voter registration, the elections process, and how to become a poll worker