Meet the Nevada County Registrar of Voters

Our Mission

To perform the duties of the Nevada County Registrar of Voters with professionalism, integrity, a spirit of innovation, accessibility, transparency, and efficient use of taxpayer resources, while emphasizing outstanding customer service.

Natalie's Mission

To carry out the mission of the Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

Natalie's 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 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. 

Natalie is a Board Member of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), representing the Mother Lode area. She currently serves as the Chair of the CACEO Constitution and Bylaws Committee and the Chair of the Membership Committee. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the Election Official Legal Defense Network, a Member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Task Force, and a Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Election Administration Research and Practice. She is the former Co-Chair of the California Ballot Design Advisory Committee.

Natalie's Beliefs

Natalie believes that government exists to serve people, and that people are happiest when local government meets people where they’re 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.