NOTICE: COVID-19 Administrative Action
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, or those whose birth, marriage or death records are recorded in San Benito County.
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.
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.
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