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Register to Vote
Register to vote online in minutes – click here to register. Anyone who is 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or naturalized citizen can register to vote. Visit the Registrar of Voters website for details.
How to Vote By Mail
Starting in 2020, every registered Orange County voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.
How to fill out your ballot: If you don’t fill out your ballot correctly, it may not be counted. Use blue or black ink, don’t make extra marks, and be sure to sign your ballot envelope. For details on filling out your ballot, click here.
How to Vote In-Person: Vote Centers
Starting in 2020, Orange County voters are saying goodbye to 1-day polling places, and hello to new, easier Vote Centers. Vote Centers make it easier to vote when and where it’s most convenient for you.
At any Vote Center, you can cast your vote in person, drop off your vote-by-mail ballot, and even register to vote or change your party affiliation and vote same-day. Please note that due to COVID-19, the Registrar is implementing safeguards at voting centers like social distancing, frequent cleaning, required masks, and other protections.
Make Sure Your Vote Counts
If you want to ensure that your vote was counted, we recommend tracking the ballot, a service offered by the OC Registrar of Voters. Track your ballot by visiting ocvote.com/track. The Registrar of Voters tracks and reports election updates. Bookmark this page to track results.
Voter Protection Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683)
If you encounter issues with voting, please contact the California Democratic Party’s Promote and Protect the Vote Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683).
About the PP2V Program
Every vote should count. For more than 20 years, the California Democratic Party’s Protect & Promote The Vote voter protection program has been established to educate voters, provide legal presence, and more. Learn more here.
Questions About Voting?
Have a question about your ballot, vote centers, or other election questions? Click here for the OC Registrar of Voters’ most common questions. Need to chat? The Registrar of Voters has a team ready to help. Call the Registrar at (714) 567-7600.
For questions about your ballot or polling place, call the OC Registrar of Voters at (714) 567-7600.
Click here for the Orange County Registrar of Voters most frequently asked questions and contact information.
Click here to visit the California Secretary of State’s website.