Cathy Darling Allen has served as the Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters since 2004. Appointed to fill the remaining term of retiring County Clerk Ann Reed, Cathy was elected to her fifth term of office in 2022. She has overseen the administration of 37 elections and counted more than 1.6 million votes. Cathy has administered elections using electronic voting, paper ballot voting, and steered Shasta County elections through major changes in California election law and regulation.
Cathy has always been an active member of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO), serving on the Elections Legislative Committee, the Board of Directors, and as President (2012-2014). She received certification from CACEO as a California Professional Election Administrator in 2005 and from the Election Center (a national professional association) as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) in 2016. Cathy is also an originating member and Advisory Board member of the Future of California Elections (FOCE) collaborative, a member of the Elections Verification Network (EVN) and Board Chair for the California Voter Foundation (CVF). She lives in Redding with her husband and granddaughter.