The Placer County Archives maintains a collection of official Placer County Records regarding the lists of registered voters
in Placer County.
The practice of registering voters before elections was established to prevent voter fraud. Placer County’s early history
of elections are filled with tales of more votes being cast than there were citizens eligible to vote. Ballot boxes were
often nailed to a tree and residents could vote any number of times. The Great Registers were an attempt to regulate the eligible
voters in the County.
The Collection is open for research by appointment. Appointment times are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from