About the Registrar of Voters | Registrar of Voters, Michael J. Scarpello
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Director Michael J. Scarpello
San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters
Michael J. Scarpello is a motivated, creative and dedicated professional with more than 14 years of experience working as a director of elections in three states.
expertise is in improving operations, reporting results quickly and accurately, and developing innovative programs to assist voters.
arrived in San Bernardino County
in April 2011, he
has reorganized the Elections Office into a more efficient and effective organization and has increased services at the same time when staffing has been cut in half.
Some of his
undertakings include the release of an updated, user friendly Elections Office website that includes several new applications including the "My Elections Gateway" application, a new polling place lookup tool, a new district lookup tool, and an application that allows military voters to receive their ballots online.
Other innovations include the redesign of the county's ballot, the consolidation of underused polling places, the improvement of polling place procedures, the introduction of a new poll worker training program, and the redesign of ballot processing procedures in order to count ballots faster and more efficiently.
Before Scarpello became the San Bernardino County Registrar, he transformed two ineffective elections offices in Denver, Colorado and Omaha, Nebraska into successful organizations that continue today to conduct fair, accurate, secure, transparent and efficient elections.
While in Omaha from 2000 to 2007, he
transformed an office that was paper based into an office that used cutting edge technologies including relational databases, GIS technology, a new statewide voter registration database, and new equipment to program and print ballots without the use of a vendor.
As Denver's Director of Elections
from 2007 to early 2011, he
completely rebuilt an organization that previously had historic election failures.
accomplishments include the conversion to a new election technology in less than a year, the successful delivery of Denver's largest election in its history, the design and build of new Elections
Division headquarters, implementation of processes that saved Denver taxpayers millions of dollars, and the development of Ballot TRACE, an award-winning ballot Tracking, Reporting And Communications Engine that provides reports to elections officials about the location of ballots in the postal system and communicates to voters by email and text message about the location and status of their ballots.
Scarpello is a Certified Elections and Registration Administrator who graduated from the University Of Nebraska College Of Law and the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in Management.