Neal Kelley

Registrar of Voters, Orange County, CA

Neal Kelley is Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.8 million registered voters. Kelley has served as the Registrar of Voters since 2005 and has led the office through the largest cycle of elections since Orange County was founded in 1889. In his role as the County’s chief election official, he leads an organization responsible for conducting elections, verifying petitions, and maintaining voter records. He has been the recipient of numerous state and national awards for election administration and is a past recipient of the “Public Official of the Year” award by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (iGO). Kelley was named as one of “OC’s Most 100 Influential” individuals by the Orange County Register in 2016, 2019 and 2020. He is the past president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and is the past president for the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (iGO).  Kelley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Redlands and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.