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Shasta CountyCandidate for Clerk

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Cathy Darling Allen

County Clerk
35,408 votes (100%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To continue to provide the same excellent customer service and transparent, effective elections where each vote is counted as it was cast.
  • To efficiently and smoothly implement the county's new voting system for the June 2018 election.
  • To continue to participate in statewide discussions about new voting models, such as vote centers, to provide the best direction possible for Shasta County elections.



Profession:Shasta County Clerk
County Clerk - Registar of Voters, Shasta County — Elected position (2004–current)


University of California, Santa Barbara Bachelor's of Arts, English (1993)


Cathy Darling Allen has served as the Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters since 2004. Appointed to fill the remaining term of retiring County Clerk Ann Reed, Cathy was elected to her third term of office in 2014. She has overseen the administration of 24 elections and counted more than 925,000 votes. Cathy has administered elections using electronic voting, paper ballot voting, and steered Shasta County elections through major changes in California election law and regulation. Cathy has always been an active member of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), serving on the Elections Legislative Committee, the Board of Directors, and as President (2012-2014).She received certification from CACEO as a California Professional Election Administrator in 2005, and as a Certified Election and Registration Adminstrator (CERA) from the Election Center in 2016. Cathy is also an originating member of the Future of California Elections (FOCE) collaborative, and a member of the Elections Verification Network (EVN). She lives in Redding with her husband and children. 

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