Jessica Castaneda has been working for the Registrar of Voters’ office since 2000. She was hired as an Extra Help Election Aide for the 2000 General Election; became an Extra Help Office Assistant in 2001; and later in that year, Jessica was promoted to permanent status as an Office Assistant in the Front Office. She has been an Office Specialist for the past five and one-half years, and during election time, she has received several temporary promotions as Supervisor of the Vote-by-Mail division.
Jessica’s current responsibilities focus on vote-by-mail operations. She is the Alternate Voting Specialist at the Registrar of Voters’ office – the point person for providing information and service to voters unable or not wanting to vote at their polling places. She is the liaison with military and overseas civilian voters which entails her staying current on specific laws and regulations affecting this special category of voters. Jessica is an integral member of the Candidate and Voter Services Team, providing excellent customer service to candidates, the general public, and to Orange County city clerks.
Jessica’s dedication to the Registrar of Voters is demonstrated time and time again through her performance of her duties and her leadership. She has volunteered numerous times to organize special events for her colleagues to enjoy and has led efforts to raise funds to cover the cost of these events. In addition, she has taught several ROV University classes. There is no doubt that Jessica truly understands the mission of the Registrar of Voters and displays her desire to provide every voter the opportunity to register and to vote. In Jessica’s own words, “It is a rewarding and fulfilling job. I can’t see myself working any place else.”