ABOUT THE OFFICE
The employees of the Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office dedicate themselves to this mission:
Provide the public with courteous, prompt and professional service.
The Clerk – responsible for protecting Placer County vital records, including birth, death and marriage documents. This staff of seven processed over 8,550 birth records, 4,000 death certificates and 2,000 marriage applications in 2017.
The Recorder – charged with examining and indexing all Placer County land records. Last year the staff of fifteen recorded over 105,000 documents to ensure state recording requirements were met and indexed over 125,000 document titles to ensure the public can find their documents when needed.
The Registrar of Voters – responsible for conducting all federal, state, judicial, county, city, special district and school district elections in Placer County. The staff of sixteen assists roughly 30 to 300 candidates depending on the election cycle, assesses 250 to 300 polling places, trains over 1,300 poll workers, produces and mails over 220,000 sample ballot booklets, verifies 60,000 to 120,000 voters’ signatures on returned vote by mail ballots, and counts 100,000 to 180,000 ballots each election.
The Commissioner of Civil Marriages – California’s version of a Justice of the Peace, our office performed over 600 in-office weddings in 2017. We also deputized 70 people to perform offsite weddings as one-time marriage officiants.