Making Democracy Work


Information about voter registration and voting and your ballot for the next election.

Register to Vote

Secretary of State - Register to Vote

Click the above "Register to Vote" button to register to vote for the first time, or to re-register if you have changed your name or address, or if you want to change your political party affiliation. To find out if you're already registered to vote in Santa Cruz County click here: Am I Registered?

Voter Information

Introducing Voter's Edge! Smart Voter and MapLight have launched a comprehensive, nonpartisan online voting guide called Voter's Edge, a one-stop shop for information on California elections, including funding sources. Enter your home address and instantly see your personalized ballot and polling place!

Smart Voter

Smart Voter: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures -- from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results. Go to Smart Voter

The Santa Cruz County Elections Department maintains a website with information on the Santa Cruz County election system, future and past elections, elected public offices and officials, voter registration, polling places, voting by mail and much more.

Easy Voter Guide The Easy Voter Guide helps new voters and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.