At the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, we take pride in serving the largest and most complex county election jurisdiction in the country. We also work hard to ensure the proper maintenance of the nation’s third largest inventory of public records.
The core of our services lies in establishing and retaining a record of the lives, identities and electoral participation of all L.A. County residents.
In the past year, our department recorded more than 1.4 million documents, issued 698,000 copies of vital records, 52,000 marriage licenses and processed more than 212,000 fictitious business name filings.
Additionally, we administered 5 elections across Los Angeles County and certified vote totals for more than 500 candidates and 14 measures.
We also embarked on the next phase of our Voting Systems Assessment Project – our department’s initiative to replace all current voting systems in the county that are at the end of their functional life cycles. This project has put our department in the national spotlight for local government innovation and outreach. By collaborating with numerous community stakeholders—from language-minority advocates to disability and civil rights advocacy groups—we have been able to ensure the new voting system for L.A. County will be able to engage voters and prospective voters in a manner that is familiar, meaningful and accessible. We anticipate full implementation by the 2020 election cycle.
Every day, when we open our doors, our department strives to meet the residents of Los Angeles County where they are. We also challenge ourselves to improve our democratic and public processes to ensure the best service for the public we serve.