The Registrar is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office is a division of the County Administrator's office and is responsible for conducting fair, impartial, accurate, secure and transparent federal, state and local elections. Other functions of the Registrar of Voters Office include voter registration, election administration and campaign finance disclosures.
As of September 7, 2021, San Joaquin County has 380,294 Active registered voters of an estimated population of 432,516 eligible voters. It takes about 900 staff members, poll workers and election night workers to conduct a countywide election.
The Registrar is responsible for:
- Registering voters and maintaining current and accurate voter files
- Assisting candidates seeking elective office
- Conducting federal, state, county, municipal, school and other local elections within San Joaquin County
- Certification of recall, referendum, and initiative petitions
- Administering the local provisions of campaign reporting and financing
- Reviewing and analyzing election-related legislation and implementing changes to the election process
The Registrar’s mission is to:
- Provide the opportunity and the means for participation in the elections
- Conduct fair, impartial, accurate, secure and transparent elections
- Be effective, efficient and responsive to customer needs through continuous improvement
- Achieve open communication through teamwork and a spirit of goodwill
- Support educational and training opportunities to produce quality work
- Ensure legal requirements are met and applied consistently
- Work together to pursue and achieve excellence