Meet the County Clerk


Cathy Darling Allen has served as the Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters since 2004, and was elected to her fifth term of office in 2022. She has overseen the administration of 37 elections and counted more than 1.5 million votes. Cathy has overseen the implementation of multiple technology projects 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 Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) from the Elections Center in 2016. Cathy is also an originating member of the Future of California Elections (FOCE) collaborative, and chairs the board of the California Voter Foundation. She lives in Redding with her husband and granddaughter.