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.

Advisory Groups

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 outreach@vote.cccounty.us.

August 2018 Agenda                  

April 2018 Agenda                       April 2018 Minutes

January 2018 Agenda                 January 2018 Minutes

September 2017 Agenda           September 2017 Minutes

June 2017 Agenda                       June 2017 Minutes

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.

Biannual Photo Contest

Do you have a knack for taking great photos? Are you an aspiring photographer? Do you simply enjoy taking pictures with your smartphone? If you answered yes to any of these, take part in our biannual photo contest!

Held twice a year, the grand prize winner will have their photo appear on the cover of the Voter Information Guide, seen by over 600,000 Contra Costa residents!

Photographers of all skills and ages are invited to participate. Each contest has a theme and entries must be accompanied by a brief description of how the photo represents the theme. See past winners.

Check back for the next competition. We look forward to seeing your shots!

Candidate Forums

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 are presented by our office and co-sponsored by 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 websites. It’s a great opportunity to watch and evaluate the candidates before casting your ballot.

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 outreach@vote.cccounty.us.

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.

Resource Lists

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.
  • Local Elected Officials: Review contact information for all officeholders in Contra Costa County, as well as the geographic areas they represent and some of the issues they are responsible for.