Westminster Special Election: Mail-In Only!
The Westminster Recall Special Election is Tuesday, April 7. NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person voting for this election is CLOSED. This is a mail-in ballot election only. Read more here.
Mail your ballot (pre-paid postage) on or before April 7, 2020. Or, you may drop off your ballot at the Registrar of Voters’ ballot drop box no later than 8 p.m. on April 7, 2020, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, or drop off your ballot at a ballot drop box located in the City of Westminster no later than 8 p.m. on April 7, 2020 (for locations visit ocvote.com/dropbox or call 714-567-7600). If you did not receive a ballot visit ocvote.com/replacement or call 714-567-7600. For complete information on this election, click here.
Santa Ana Special Election
The Santa Ana Recall Special Election is Tuesday, May 19. Watch for your Voter Information Guide in the mail starting April 9th, and watch for your Vote-By-Mail ballot starting April 20. For a full calendar, click here.
It’s easier to Vote by Mail
Starting in 2020, every Orange County voter will receive a ballot in the mail. You no longer have to request a vote-by-mail ballot, you should automatically receive one. You can return your ballot in the mail at no cost, or drop it off at any secure ballot drop box (view drop boxes on this map), or drop it off at any one of OC’s new Vote Centers.
Goodbye Polling Places — Hello, Vote Centers!
Starting in 2020, Orange County voters can say goodbye to 1-day polling places, and hello to new, easier Vote Centers. Click here for an overview by the OC Registrar of Voters.
Vote Centers work very similarly to polling places, except unlike polling places, you can vote at any Vote Center, and Vote Centers are open for longer hours and more days before election day, making it easier to vote when and where it works for you.
At Vote Centers 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 with a provisional ballot.
Watch this short video introduction of Vote Centers in English. Visit the Registrar of Voters Website (also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese) for more information, or watch video introductions in Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Farsi.
How do I become a registered voter?
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 for registration information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about voting, elections, or candidates? Click here for the OC Registrar of Voters’ most common questions.
Where can I view election results?
The Registrar of Voters tracks and reports election updates. Bookmark this page to track results.
How often are results updated?
The Registrar of Voters provides a schedule to let us know when each update will be issued. In general, updates are issued regularly on election night after polls close, and on weekdays at 5:00 pm each day until all ballots are counted and elections are certified. Click here for the official schedule.
The Registrar of Voters has a team of support staff ready to answer your questions. Please call them at (714) 567-7600.
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.
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.