There are a variety of resources that the county and other government agencies provide and our goal is to connect residents with these services. Our hope is that informed citizens can use and share the information they find with others.
Our office provides quality service to all voters in the county and we are working to continually improve. To that end, we work closely with community members to share information, understand voting needs, and gather feedback. Two groups meet on a regular basis:
Planning for Elections and Engagement Panel: This group provides feedback and suggestions for future elections and civic engagement programs and policies; participates in planning about elections operations and engagement activities; and promotes the activities of the Elections Division and civic engagement work within the community. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Voting Accessibility Advisory Group (VAAC) – The VAAC advises, assists and provides recommendations to the Elections Division on how voters with disabilities can vote independently and privately. Members are involved in raising awareness of disability issues and share election information with their constituents.
Our Photo Contest is Back!
Do you have a knack for taking great photos? Are you an aspiring photographer or do you just enjoy taking pictures with your smartphone? Do you like to be civically engaged? If you answered yes to any of these, then our photo contest is for you! Your photo could be seen by over 700,000 Contra Costa residents!
We invite photographers of all ages and skill levels to participate in our Voter Information Guide Photo Contest. The theme for the 2022 Voter Information Guide photo is “What I love about Contra Costa.”
Applications and photos can be submitted from November 19th, 2021 through 11:59 pm PST January 19th, 2022 via SurveyMonkey.
Photograph entries will be judged on expression of theme, technical execution, originality, and composition.
The first place winner’s picture will be printed on the cover of the June 2022 Contra Costa Voter Information Guide, which is mailed to over 700,000 voters. The second place winner will have their photo featured on our November 2022 Contra Costa Voter Information Guide, and the third place winner will have their picture featured on our website.
The photo size is 5.5” x 3.5”; larger photos will be cropped. Photos must be digital and black and white.
A complete application includes:
- A completed written application here.
- A black and white photo/no color photos will be accepted.
- A submission can be no larger than 15MB.
- A submission must be at least 240 dpi.
- Photos must be formatted as a .JPEG or .jpg file.
- Entries are due by 11:59pm PST on January 19, 2022. If you have any questions, please email us at Outreach@cr.cccounty.us or call 925-335-7805.
Want to learn more about who is on your ballot and where they stand on the issues? Get to know the candidates during Election Preview forums. The forums are nonpartisan and co-sponsored by the Clerk-Recorder and the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa, the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, and Contra Costa Television (CCTV).
The forums are broadcast on CCTV during the election cycle and are available 24/7 on the CCTV and Contra Costa Elections website.
Request a Speaker
As part of our efforts to educate and inform county residents, representatives from the Elections Office are available to speak to your group or class. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possible topics include:
- Elections Division civic engagement efforts,
- The future of elections and voting systems in California,
- Basic training about volunteering as a poll worker,
- The importance of voting, and
- How to cast a ballot.
There are many services for Contra Costa residents that you may be unaware of or might not need until there is an emergency. We strive to connect residents to resources they can use and can use to help others.
Below are a few resource lists:
- Veterans Resources: Browse a list of available resources for residents who served in the military and information on the benefits they are entitled to.
- Special Needs Resources: See a list of services for children and adults with special needs.