About Voter Registration and Elections

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A Note From The Office Of The Registrar Of Voters

We conduct accurate, transparent, and secure elections. It is important for you to know ​what your voting options are, understand how elections are conducted, and know how to obtain tr​usted election information.

Since 2018, Sacramento County administers elections under the Voter’s Choice Act​ (Election Code 4005) where all active, eligible voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail beginning 29 days before Election Day. 

You may vote the ballot mailed to you and return your ballot via mail (no postage required) or drop it off at one of our official ballot drop box locations throughout the County. If you want to vote in-person, you may visit any Vote Center location​ at your convenience. Vote Centers are open for multiple days, including weekends, prior to and on Election Day. You no longer have to go to one assigned location on a single day. ​

Due to concerns and questions about election integrity, we have published a few documents to let the public know the processes and procedures in place for Sacramento County, including information on our voting system and how we verify mail ballot eligibility before counting any ballots. ​​

Members of the public are welcome to observe any part of the election at any time. Schedule a tour​ to learn about the Life of a Ballot​,​​ call 916-875-6451, or email voterinfo@saccounty.gov​. ​

Department Mission Statement


  • Register voters and maintain current and accurate voter files.
  • Conduct federal, state, county and city elections within Sacramento County.
  • Check the adequacy and certification of recall, referendum, and initiative petitions.
  • Administer the local provisions of campaign​ reporting and financing.
  • Review, analyze, and monitor the impact of legislation on the election process.

Our Mission

  • Provide the opportunity and the means for participation in the election process;
  • 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.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Responsibility
  • Accuracy
  • Efficiency
  • Respect for all
  • Ethical conduct​