By order of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, on 1/1/95 the County Clerk-Registrar of Voters was combined with the Auditor-Controller office.


Registrar of Voters:

Mary B. Bedard, CPA

Mary B Bedard is the elected Auditor-Controller-County Clerk and has been the Registrar of Voters since 2013. She has 30 years of experience with the County of Kern. Prior to coming to Kern County, she served in the Peace Corps, setting up accounting systems for the Western Samoa Treasury Department and teaching accounting for the Western Samoa Society of Accountants.

Ms. Bedard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kern County Elections Assistant Registrar of Voters:

Abbe Shugart

Abbe Shugart has been with the County of Kern since 1987 and has been with the Kern County Elections Division for over 25 years. She is a California Professional Election Administrator and a California Registered Election Official, (California Professional Election Administration Credential Program). She is currently a member of the CACEO (California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials).


The Registrar of Voters' Responsibilities include

  • Conducting county-wide federal and state, city, school, and special district elections
  • Maintaining master voter list, precinct records and maps
  • Maintaining candidate/committee campaign contribution/expenditure statements and election documents

Elections Division Mission and Values

The mission of Kern County Elections is to facilitate a transparent voting process with access for all that is aligned with the freedoms of an open and just electoral process that is the fabric of our Democracy in the United States of America.

We are proud to be of assistance to the Voters of Kern County.


Contact Us

Kern County Elections Division
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st floor
Bakersfield, CA. 93301-4639

Monday - Friday (except Holidays)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone:
(661) 868-3590
Toll Free:
1 (800) 452-8683
Fax:
(661) 868-3768
TTY:
1 (800) 735-2929
E-Mail:
Elections@KernCounty.com