The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is responsible for registering voters, maintaining voter files, administering federal, state, local and special elections and verifying initiatives, referenda and recall petitions. Los Angeles County, with more than 500 political districts and 5.2 million registered voters, is the largest and most complex county election jurisdiction in the country. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk also records real property documents; maintains vital records of births, deaths and marriages; issues marriage licenses; performs civil marriage ceremonies; oversees countywide records management and archives programs and processes business filings and other documents. Annually, the Department records more than 2 million real estate documents, issues 1 million certified copies of vital records, issues 59,000 marriage licenses and processes more than 20,000 fictitious business name filings. The Department serves an estimated 3,500 customers daily.