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Finding aid of the Registrar of Voters Records
2006-017, 2010-010  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Registrar of Voters records
    Dates: 1916-2010
    Collection number: 2006-017, 2010-010
    Creator: Registrar of Voters
    Collection Size: 195 archival boxes
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: The Registrar of Voters Records includes documents pertaining to state and national, municipal and county, and school district elections from 1916 to 2010. The collection also includes complete statements of votes, administrative records and California state laws and codes pertaining to voting.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

    Preferred Citation

    Registrar of Voters records, 2006-017 and 2010-010, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    The records were transferred to the Archives by the Registrar of Voters in 2006 and 2010.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Trista Raezer working under NHPRC grant RA-10047-07, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website.

    Administrative History

    The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is a government agency whose main purpose is to ensure that federal, state, and local elections are conducted in a timely and organized manner. The highest levels of professionalism, accountability, and integrity are maintained to ensure public confidence in the electoral process. The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters is responsible for providing voting materials to all eligible individuals in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection encompasses records of state and national, municipal and county, and school district elections in Santa Clara County from 1916 to 2010. It also includes administrative records of the Registrar of Voters and California State laws and codes.
    For additional information on the scope and content of the collection, see the descriptions for the major subdivisions.


    The collection is arranged in six series: state and national elections, municipal and county elections, school district elections, administrative records, California state laws and codes, and statements of all votes cast. Each series follows a chronological order.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Elections--California--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Elections, Nonpartisan
    Local Elections
    Municipal Elections
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.) History
    School Elections California
    Voting Registrars