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

Voter's Edge CaliforniaGet the facts before you vote. Visit Voter's Edge California before Election Day:

  • Use your address to get a personalized ballot.
  • Get in-depth info on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
  • Check where, when, and how to vote.
  • Keep track of your choices and use them to vote.
  • Share and start the conversation!

See archives of past elections with election results.

See more information on How to Vote in California: preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, take a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc.

Also, 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.