County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

San Benito County

Candidate Information Session – PowerPoint Presentation

The PowerPoint presentation of our Candidate Information Session is available for download in either the original PowerPoint, or in PDF format.

PowerPoint: Election Info Session.pptx

PDF: Election Info Session.pdf

Join us for a video Candidate Information Session. Learn more about how to become a qualified candidate for the November 3, 2020 election. Join us on zoom:

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via video conference rather than in person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, adults who wish to be married can conduct a ceremony to solemnize the marriage via videoconference. The provisions will be in place for the next 60 days.

For more information, please read the following instructions here and call the County Clerk Office to set an appointment at (831) 636-4029.

Press release for the public. Our Official Canvass – Statement of Vote for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election has been certified and adopted by the Board of Supervisors.

To view the full News Release please click here.

The San Benito County is pleased to announce of the March 3, 2020 Kids Vote Results. 92 of our future voters took the time to participate on election day.

The results can be viewed by viewing our Kids Vote Results page.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the precautionary administrative action that the County Clerk/Recorder/Elections Department (CRE) will be taking effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Given the nature of the administrative actions and the need for further information, the plan and dates are likely to evolve, and we will update the public accordingly.

Administrative Action 1: CRE will close its over-the-counter services. Members of the public will have the option to take care of their business over the phone, online, mail or by office drop box.

Administrative Action 2: CRE will restrict public services to ONLY San Benito County residents.

This is not a decision we take lightly.  We know that these precautionary actions have a tremendous impact on the public.  The safety of the public and staff remains our top priority, and we have confidence that this is the proper course of action.  For more information, call (831) 636-4029.

Our office will be open on Election Day, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  Anyone can come to our office to vote in person, as long as you are in line by 8:00 pm.

San Benito County voters can now sign up for the Secretary of State’s “Where’s My Ballot?” tool to receive automatic updates on the status of their vote-by-mail ballots. Voters can sign-up at Where’s My Ballot to receive notifications about their vote-by-mail ballots by email, SMS (text), or voice call.

Voters who sign up for the “Where’s My Ballot?” tool receive automatic updates when:

  • The county elections office mails the voter’s ballot
  • The county has received the voter’s ballot
  • The county has counted the voter’s ballot
  • If there are any issues with the voter’s ballot

Voters signed up for “Where’s My Ballot?” will also receive communications from the San Benito County Department of Elections about important election deadlines and critical updates such as polling place closures.

VIDEO: Introducing “Where’s My Ballot?” tool.

The Secretary of State’s office contracted with BallotTrax to adapt a ballot tracking tool for California. BallotTrax has successfully deployed a similar tool in jurisdictions across the United States.

Notice of Election Mailing to all active registered voters regarding the upcoming March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Click here to view the notice.

Attached here, please view the Notice of Measure Letters, Argument Deadlines, and Office Extension of candidate filing period.

Click here to view the Notice


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