City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights.
View a sample ballot and learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. One you click through to the website, you’ll need to enter your address to get accurate ballot information.
California is divided into 58 counties. Counties are responsible for all elections, property tax collection, maintenance of public records (such as deeds) and local-level courts within their borders. Counties also provide law enforcement (through the county sheriff and sheriff’s deputies) to areas that do not lie within incorporated cities.