Elections - Registrar of Voters

This is the Elections page of the Clerk-Registrar of Voters and provides information to Siskyou County Residents regarding the election process, results and voter registration.

The following web accordion will provide you with answers to your election questions and get you to current information.

 

Election Information

The County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Office has no legal authority nor training to conduct fraud investigations into alleged election/ candidate/voter fraud. However, the Registrar of Voters Office will provide a complainant with the Secretary of State's Election Fraud Complaint form, and/or refer the complainant directly to the State Fraud and Investigations Unit, (916) 657-2166 or 1-800-345-VOTE.

It is the Registrar of Voters' policy that any written complaints sent directly to the their officeffice will be forwarded to the Secretary of State Fraud Division. The Registrar of Voters will notify complainant, either verbally or in writing, that the complaint has been forwarded to the State and provide state contact information to the complainant. If the complainant is unwilling/unable to put the complaint in writing, the person will be referred directly to the Secretary of State Fraud Division to talk with an investigator and/or file a complaint via telephone. To contact the Fraud and Investigations Unit, call (916) 657-2166 or to lodge a recorded complaint, call 1-800-345-VOTE

You have a choice in how you receive your Sample Ballot. Beginning January 1, 2011, state law (AB1717) allows voters to 'go green' by choosing to opt out of receiving their Sample Ballot by mail, and accessing it online instead.  Click the GO GREEN button above to select your Ballot options.

How do I change the way I receive my sample ballot?

Use the online form below to request that mail delivery of your sample ballot be stopped, OR to restart mail delivery again if you previously had it stopped.

Please keep in mind that depending upon when you submit your form, your sample ballot mailing for the upcoming election may already be in process. When selecting your options, (opt out/in) may not take affect until the following scheduled election. Sample ballots are available online 30 days before each election.

The law requires the County election official to confirm a voter’s identity. The online form will require that you provide either your California driver’s license or identification card number, or the last four digits of your social security number. The driver’s license or last portion of the social security number are only required for the online form due to the absence of a signature. Any information provided by the voter will remain confidential by the elections officials. The County website has security certification.

If I decide to stop receiving my sample ballot by mail, where can I find it online?

Prior to an election links will be available on the election page to the sample ballots.

I receive my sample ballot by mail now, and I don't want that to change.

No problem. If you are currently receiving your sample ballot by mail and you want to continue, you don’t need to do anything. There’s nothing you need to fill out. Your sample ballot will continue to be sent to you by mail.

When you register to vote, you can choose to register with a political party or choose not to be registered with a political party. If you choose not to register with a political party, you are referred to as a "No Party Preference (NPP) voter". As of December 2011, there are seven qualified political parties in the State of California: Democratic Party, Republican Party, American Independent Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party and Americans Elect Party.

Requirements to Register to Vote

You may register to vote if you are currently a United States citizen, will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election, are not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent.

How Do I Register to Vote?

You may register by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available throughout Siskiyou County at city halls, libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles, public assistance offices, post offices, and the Social Security office.

Voter information and/or registration forms can be obtained at the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters' office. Registration-by-mail forms may be requested during regular business hours by calling at (530) 842-8086. You can also register to vote on-line through the California Secretary of State .

When Do I Register to Vote?

 You can register to vote when you reach age 18 or if you will be 18 on or before the next election. You must register to vote at least 15 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

When Do I Have to Re-register to Vote?

 If you have permanently moved to a different address, changed your name, or wish to change your political party affiliation you must re-register to vote. The deadline to re-register is 15 days before the next election.

The Registered Voters Report is published periodically.  The latest published report can always be found in the Elections Rsource Center.

Under specific conditions, Siskiyou County voter registration information is available for purchase. You are required to complete a written application and submit it to the Siskiyou County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Office, along with a photocopy of valid photo identification and the fee. The file will be provided on CD in txt format, which can be converted to Excel format. Included on the CD is a list of precincts, file format and code tables. The CD consists of active voters, their addresses, political party affiliation, precinct information and vote history. Typical turnaround time for the CD is one to two weeks. Fee: $16.00

Interested in Running for Office? For local offices, take a look at the Candidate Guidebook that is posted with the most current election. For State Offices, refer to the information available on the CA Secretary of State’s website:

In addition, you may have campaign finance reporting requirements to comply with. See the California Fair Political Practices website for more information:

Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is amisdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other persons for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voterregistration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline.

Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State's website.

If you prefer to vote by mail and have your ballot mailed to you prior to each election, there are several ways available to you to apply for vote-by-mail ballots:

  1. Initial Box #15 on your vote registration card.
  2. Complete and mail in the Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot located on the back cover of your sample ballot that you will receive approximately one month prior to each election.
  3. You can write to the County Clerk's Office, 510 N. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097, and ask to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Your written request must include your name, residence address, and your signature. 
  4. Prior to each election, an Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot will be posted on this website, under the specific election date. You can complete this application and mail it to the County Clerk's Office.

Elections Resource Center

E.g., 12/18/2014
Resource Title Election Date Downloadable File(s)
March 3, 2015 Weed Special Election Argument Deadline 03/03/2015 ELE-20141209_DeadlineLegalNoticeMeasureO.pdf
March 3, 2015 Weed Special Election Important Dates 03/03/2015 ELE-20141209_March2015ImportantDates.pdf
March 3, 2015 Weed Special Election Resolution Mesure O 03/03/2015 ELE-20141209_WeedResolutionMeasureO.pdf
Voter Registration Report - October 27, 2014 11/04/2014 ELE-20141027_RegistrationReport.pdf
General Election 2014 - Key Dates 11/04/2014 EL-20141104_KeyDates.pdf
November 4, 2014 Election Results 11/04/2014 ELE-20141104_CertifiedResults.pdf, ELE-20141104_StatementVotesCast.pdf
June 3, 2014 Election Results 06/03/2014 ELE-20140603_results.07.pdf, ELE-20140603_StatementVotesCast.pdf
Vote by Mail Application 06/03/2014 20140603-ApplicationVoteByMail.pdf
April 8, 2014 - Special Election Tulelake Final Results 04/08/2014 EL-20140408-FinalResults.pdf, EL-20140708-StatementofVote.pdf
November 5, 2013 - District General Election Final Results 11/07/2013 20131105-DistrictFinalResults.pdf, 20131105-DistrictStatementVotesCast.pdf
Application for a Vote by Mail Ballot 11/05/2013 20131105-ApplicationVoteByMailBallot.pdf
November 5, 2013 - Dunsmuir Special Election Final Results 11/05/2013 20131105-DunsmuirFinalResults.pdf, 20131105-DunsmuirStatementVotoesCast.pdf
January 8, 2013 - Special Election Final Results 01/08/2013 20130108-FinalResults.pdf
November 6, 2012 - Presidential General Final Results 11/06/2012 20121106-FinalResults.pdf, 20121106-StatementVotesCast.pdf
June 5, 2012 - Primary Final Results 06/05/2012 20120605-FinalResults.pdf, 20120605-StatementVotesCast.pdf
November 8, 2011 - Special District Final Results 11/08/2011 20111108-FinalResults.pdf
August 30, 2011 - Special Election Final Results 08/30/2011 20110830-FinallResults.pdf
June 7, 2011 - Special Election Final Results 06/07/2011 20110607-FinalResults.pdf
November 2, 2010 - General Election Final Results 11/02/2010 20101102-FinalResults.pdf
June 8, 2010 - Primary Final Results 06/08/2010 20100608-FinalResults.pdf

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