Press Release Index
Candidate nominations for select special district offices scheduled for election in November have been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. for any qualified person -- except the incumbent(s) -- because one or more of the incumbent(s) did not file.
Sonoma County Registrar of Voters seeking public feedback on second draft of Election Administration Plan
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office is seeking public input on its 2023 Election Administration Plan, which informs voters about all aspects of the California Voter’s Choice Act including Voting Center services, ballot drop box locations, and information specific to voters with disabilities and language minority voters.
Candidate nominations open on Monday, July 17, for various special district offices scheduled for election on Nov. 7, 2023. Candidates residing in Sonoma County who are interested in running for one of the more than 20 available positions must file nomination papers between July 17 and August 11 to have their names placed on the Nov. 7 ballot, according to Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto.
Sonoma County’s net assessment roll has hit an all-time high of $114,485,345,311, which represents an increase of 5.68 percent over last year’s assessment. The roll amount, which Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Deva Marie Proto delivered to the Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office last week, reflects the value of all real and business property in Sonoma County as of Jan. 1, 2023.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office announced today that it will hold virtual public meetings on July 10 and 11 to accept feedback on the county’s new draft Election Administration Plan and answer questions from the public.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office announced today that it is taking public comment through June 21 on its updated draft Election Administration Plan. The draft is available online in English and Spanish by going to socovotes.com and clicking on the View New Draft Election Administration Plan link.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office announced today that it is planning to hold four public meetings in the coming weeks to provide feedback or answer questions about the new draft Election Administration Plan, which is a document informing voters how elections will be conducted under the Voter’s Choice Act.
County Recorder announces search for vendors to help identify illegal restrictions in recorded documents
The Sonoma County Recorder announced today a search for vendors to help identify, redact and report more than 24 million previously recorded documents for illegal, often-racially restrictive language.
Historical Records Commission announces winners of this year’s Collections and Archives Recognition Awards
The Sonoma County Historical Records Commission today announced five recipients of its second annual Collections and Archives Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of individuals, groups, agencies, collections, or archives located within Sonoma County and focus on existing collections as well as recognizing special efforts to preserve and use archival material in promoting history and cultural preservation.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is reminding voters who reside in the Schell-Vista Fire Protection District and the Timber Cove Fire Protection District that there is an election on Tuesday, March 7. This election only applies to approximately 3,000 voters registered in these two districts. All other Sonoma County voters do not have an election this spring.