• March 7, 2023 Scotts Valley Unified School District Special Vacancy Election
    • Candidate filing for a Governing School Board Member (two year term) begins Wednesday 11/23/2022 and will close on Friday 12/9/2022.  Candidates can file their Declaration of Candidacy during business hours of 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday excluding holidays at the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Office 701 Ocean St Room 310, Santa Cruz.
    • If a candidate opts to submit a 200 word Candidate Statement of Qualifications, it must be filed at the same time as the Declaration of Candidacy. Estimated cost is $558 (English) and $708 (English/Spanish) printed in the Voter Information Guide and posted online OR $320 (English) and $470 (English/Spanish) posted online only.
  • November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election
    • Unofficial Results - 138 ballots were added to the vote totals including Same Day Registrations, Vote by Mail ballots and remade damaged ballots.  Next update on Tuesday (11/29) at 4pm
    • There are more ballots to be processed and added to the vote totals
      • Same Day Registrations - 144 more to be researched and possibly added to the totals
      • Provisional Ballots - 98 to be researched and possibly added to the totals
      • Vote by Mail - 20 (approximate) to be researched and possibly added to the totals 
    • The Canvass Continues - currently working on the 1% manual tally of all contests on the ballot
    • Preliminary Statement of the Vote: PDF - Excel
    • Preliminary District Statement of the Vote: PDF - Excel
    • Precinct by Precinct Totals
    • Precinct Consolidations (registration precinct to voting precinct)
    • Vote by mail statistics
      • Good = number of ballots that have completed signature verification.  They may or may not be included in the totals: 104,487
      • In Review = ballots go through 4 levels of review by staff before they are marked as challenged.  These are still being reviewed: 168
      • Late = ballots that arrived late and cannot be counted: 409
    • Cameras - watch what we do!
  • The Voter's Choice Act
  • June 7, 2022 Statewide Primary Election
  • Video Library
  • Voter Comment Form


Contact the Elections Office

County Government Center

Address: 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-454-2060 (Toll Free: 866-282-5900)
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (We are open during the lunch hour)

Parking is free for the first 1 or 2 hours, depending on where you park. After that, it is 50 cents/hour payable at the machines located in the parking lot. For public transit, go to Santa Cruz Metro.

Contact Staff

Email: info@votescount.us
Phone: TDD/TTY-call 711.
Or: Go to Federal Communications Commission or deaf and disabled telecommunications program
Contact us: All Staff

2021-2022 County Holiday Schedule

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