We understand elections are the foundation of democracy and good government. Elections must accurately reflect the intent of the electorate. Transparency, security, accuracy, privacy, and integrity are vital voter rights.
We are committed to maintaining public confidence in elections by assuring all of our elections are conducted in a fair, efficient and accurate manner with the highest level of integrity and vote security. The staff commits to excellence in maintaining up-to-date, accurate voter registration rolls to provide fair and equal opportunities for all qualified voters to participate in the democratic process.
Statement of Mandates
The Elections Division of the office of County Clerk-Auditor-Recorder-Elections Department performs duties as mandated by state, federal and local laws. This division registers voters and maintains the voter registration files for the County of San Benito. It also administers and conducts all federal, state, county, school district and special district elections and administers and conducts municipal elections under agreement with each city. The division accepts for filing, and maintains for public access, campaign statements of candidates for each election and for elected officials required to file them.
Important information regarding for November 2016 Presidential Election
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