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Elections - Registrar of Voters

This is the Elections page of the Clerk-Registrar of Voters and provides information to Siskiyou 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

It is your right to vote privately and independently. Please call the Siskiyou County Clerk's office at (530) 842-8084 with questions or suggestions about accessible voting in Siskiyou County.

Voting by Mail

Voting by mail gives all registered voters the opportunity to vote without having to travel to a voting location.

State Voter Information Guide

The California Secretary of State’s Office provides alternative versions of the State Voter Information Guide. Three different audio options are available; cassette and compact disc formats as well as a downloadable MP3 version. A large print guide is also available.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving copies of either the cassette, compact disc, or large-print version of the Voter Information Guide, free of charge, please call the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at (916) 657-2166 or visit the Secretary of State’s  website

For a downloadable audio version of the State Voter Information Guide prior to each election, please the Secretary of State's website

Accessible Polling Places

Voting locations must be made accessible for all people, regardless of ability. Under State and Federal law, all voters must be given the same opportunity for access and participation in the voting process.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from receiving unequal treatment within state and local government services, programs, and activities. (ADA, Title II)  This law protects your right to vote by making sure that voters with disabilities have access to:

  • Accessible parking
  • An accessible route to the entrance
  • An accessible entrance
  • An accessible route to the voting area
  • Voting procedures
  • Voting machines

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) protects the right of people with disabilities to vote by making sure that:

  • Voting locations are easy to get to and to use.
  • People who are blind or have problems seeing get the help they need.
  • Voting is private and personal.
  • Each polling location has an accessible voting machine.

Accessible Voting Machines

Every polling location is required to have a voting machine that is ADA-compliant. These machines include features like audio ballots, large print/zoom features, and tilt adjustments on the screen.  Please let the poll workers know if you have questions or need assistance with the voting machine.

Assistance at Your Polling Place

f you need assistance, you may bring someone with you to help you vote, or you may ask for assistance from the election officials. You may ask anyone to help you vote, except for the following people:

  • Your employer
  • An agent of your employer
  • An agent of your union

You may also get help in marking your ballot from trained poll workers. Whomever helps you vote cannot tell you how to mark your ballot or provide information to others about how you voted. If you need additional assistance with voting, you can contact the Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office at (530) 842-8084 or toll free (888) 842-2000, ext 8084

Signing Election Documents

If you are unable to sign your own name and have no other legal mark, make an "X," if possible, on the signature line.

If you are unable to make an "X," you must indicate in some manner to the person assisting you that you want to sign your name. The person helping you must sign the election form and attest that you indicated that you want to sign the election form.

Curbside Voting

On Election Day, you may vote curbside at any polling place in Siskiyou County if you are unable to enter the polling place. Trained poll workers will bring a ballot to you. You may sit in your car and vote, or you may vote at the door of the building.

 

 

 

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 Voter 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 office 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

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 2015, there are six qualified political parties in the State of California:  Democratic Party, Republican Party, American Independent Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party and Peace and Freedom Party.

List of Precincts

Precincts Google Earth KMZ file from 2011 Redistricting

Precinct Maps

Big Springs - M1026 Happy Camp - P5011 Mt. Shasta 4 - P2115
Black Butte - MI0001 Hawkinsville 1 - M1006 Mt. Shasta 5 - P2015
Bogus - M1001 Hawkinsville 4 - M5028 Oak Knoll - M5030
Callahan - M5001 Haystack - MI0002 Panther Meadows - MI0003
Cecilville - M5002 Hilt - M5013 Pondosa - M1014
Copco - M1004 Hornbrook - P5012 Quartz Valley - P5015
Cottonwood A - M5026 Horse Creek - M5010 Sawyers Bar - M5016
Cottonwood B - M5034 Humbug - M5036 Scott Bar - M5017
Delphic - M4001 Iron Gate - M1005 Seiad - M5018
Dorris 1 - P1105 Kinstrey - P2019 Shasta River - M4023
Dorris 2 - M1007 Klamathon - M1021 Sisson - P3014
Dunsmuir 3 - P2009 Klamath River - M5009 Somes Bar - M5019
Edgewood 1 - P3001 Lake Shastina E - P3007 Tennant - M1022
Edgewood 2 - P3001 Lake Shastina M - P3006 Tulelake 1 - M1117
Edgewood - P3001 Little Shasta A - M1023 Tulelake 2 - M1020
Etna 1 - P5103 Little Shasta B - M3008 Warren - M3013
Etna 2 - P5005 Macdoel - M1009 Weed 3 - P3021
Forest Mountain P4030 Mayten - P3009 Willow Creek - P1003
Forks of Salmon M5007 McCloud 1 - P1010 Yreka 1 - P4110
Fort Jones 1 - P5107 McCloud 2 - P1011 Yreka 2 - P4112
Fort Jones 2 - P5008 McCloud 3 - M1015 Yreka 3 - P4115
Gazelle - M3002 Montague 1 - P1110 Yreka 4 - P4116
Gottville - M5032 Montague 2 - P1002 Yreka 5 - P4118
Grass Lake - M1008 Montague 3 - M3026 Yreka 6 - P4121
Greenhorn 4 - M4032 Montague 4 - M4026 Yreka U - M4028
Greenhorn 5 - M5038 Mott - MI0004  
Greenview - P5003 Mt. Shasta 1 - P2110  
Greneda - P3004 Mt. Shasta 2 - P2111  
Hamburg - M5024 Mt. Shasta 3 - P2014  

 

Requirements to Register to Vote

A person entitled to register to vote must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the election.  A person may preregister to vote if he or she is a United States citizen, a resident of California, not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 16 years of age.

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 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.

Voter registration information is available through the California Secretary of State’s Office, by completing and submitting an application.  Link to California Voter Registration File Request Application

 

 

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:

Please complete this Unsigned Ballot Envelope Statement form if you sent in your Vote-by-Mail Ballot without signing and if you do not go to the Siskiyou County Clerk's Office by 4:00 pm on the eighth day after the Election.

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 a misdemeanor. 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 voter registration 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., 07/20/2018
Resource Title Election Date Downloadable File(s)
Siskiyou County Precinct List PDF icon 201303-precinct_list.pdf
Unsigned Mail In Ballot Envelope Statement PDF icon ELE-20171031_UnsignedBallotStatementCompliesAB840.pdf
Voter Registration Information Request PDF icon RequestingVoterRegistrationFileInformation.pdf
Voter Registration Report - May 2018 PDF icon ELE-20180525_May2018_VoterRegistrationStats.pdf
Voter Registration Report 5-31-16 PDF icon ELE-20160531_VoterRegistrationReport5-31-16Searchable.pdf

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