Meet the Clerk - Recorder

Educational Background

Natalie Adona holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and a M.P.A. from AU’s School of Public Affairs. Natalie has also completed the Certified Elections and Registration Administrator credential from Auburn University, a nationally recognized program tailored for election administrators.

Professional Background

Natalie started her career in elections in 2008 in the City and County of San Francisco training poll workers, an important function of election administration that she also performed in Alameda County in 2009. Natalie spent several years in the nonprofit sector as a researcher and grant maker, working closely with election administrators, philanthropists, and political scientists on understanding and supporting improvements to elections policy. Natalie returned to local government in 2019 as Assistant Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters for the County of Nevada. Natalie won election as Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters in June 2022. Natalie is a member of the County Recorders Association of California (CRAC) and the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO).


Natalie believes that government exists to serve people, and that people are happiest when local government meets people where they are at. The Office of the County Clerk-Recorder maintains your records when you get married, start a family, buy a home, start a business, register, and vote. Your records and your right to vote are important. I will do everything in my power to ensure that our processes are lawful, transparent, and efficient and that our staff maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity.