* Other includes all segments less than 1% of the total. Negative segments are not shown.
CLERK SERVICES DIVISION
Responsibilities include issuing marriage licenses,
filing fictitious business names, processing passport
applications, administering notary oaths,
appointing deputy commissioners for a day,
registering process servers and legal document
assistants, and maintaining oaths for County
employees. The Division also offers wedding
The department continues to offer Saturday office
hours five or more times per year in response to the need for weekend passport hours for residents,
especially those with families. The Division
continues to provide services in Watsonville one
day per month.
Responsibilities include conducting elections for all
federal, State, County, school district, special
district and city offices, and all measures and
propositions at the State or local level. Elections
staff manages voter registration, coordinates voter
outreach, manages candidate and elected officials’
filings, recruits and trains poll workers, establishes
polling places, and implements all new State and
federal election laws.
State reimbursement for County costs incurred as a
result of a 2010 special vacancy election remains
unpaid, and the suspension of SB 90 program
payments that impact elections is anticipated to
In 2019-20, the Elections Division will increase the
number of Same Day Voter Registration Centers
and upgrade the existing voting equipment, which
was purchased in 2006.
For additional information please see the full budget document