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To conduct all Monterey County elections in a fair, accurate, accessible, secure, transparent and efficient manner; to educate and encourage the public to participate in the voting process; and to maintain accurate voter registration and election records.

It's the people!
A great place to work with informed, proactive, innovative, empowered people, with the resources, ready to serve the public.

What We Do
We are a small team of dedicated people who provide services to voters, cities, school and special districts in Monterey County in seven areas.

Outreach and Education
Voter Registration
Candidate and Campaign Services
Precinct Services
Vote by Mail
Data and Voting Technology

We provide services in English and Spanish in order to follow the Voting Rights Act.
More information on the Voting Rights Act. 

Where We Are 

1441 Schilling Place - North Building, Salinas, CA 93901
(see map)

8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We may be open additional days and hours during early voting period. Please call us at 831-796-1499 to verify.

Contacting Us
 If you have suggestions for the Department, please contact us. We would like to hear from you!

Toll Free:

On Our Website 
Our website is always changing.  Why?  Because each year, we make changes based on new laws and regulations. We also update voter information for each election.  Please visit us before each election to get the latest information! 
 Our website has various tabs at the top of the home page where you can find information for:

  • Registering to Vote
  • Voting by Mail
  • Voting in Monterey County
  • Elected Officials
  • Working at the Polls (as an Individual or Student Poll Worker)
  • How to get involved through the Team Up for Democracy Program
  • Election Results (for Current and Prior Elections)
  • Statements of the Vote
  • Latest News and Postings is where you can find the latest Press Releases and Twitter feeds that may be interesting to the general public


When there is an Upcoming Election, the website will also contain specific information, such as:

  • The offices and measures are on the ballot for that election
  • How to run for public office
  • How to check that your voter registration is current
  • How to find your polling place (where do I vote?)
  • A listing of all drop off locations for voted ballots
  • How to check if we received your vote by mail ballot
  • A schedule of activities that may be observed at any time by the public



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