A New Way to Vote in Orange County
Starting in 2020, Orange County voters can say goodbye to 1-day polling places, and hello to new, easier 11-day Vote Centers. Click here for an overview by the OC Registrar of Voters.
It’s easier to Vote by Mail
Plus, new in 2020, every voter receives a ballot in the mail. You no longer have to request a vote-by-mail ballot, you will 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.
Visit a new Vote Center
Vote Centers are similar to polling places, but with more features to help you vote. Unlike polling places, you can vote at any Vote Center, up to 11 days before election day, making it easier to vote at a time and location that works for your schedule. At Vote Centers you can cast your vote in person, drop off your vote-by-mail ballot, and even register to vote and vote same-day with a provisional ballot.
Vote Centers are open:
Feb 22 – 28: 8am to 5pm
Feb 29 – March 2: 8am to 8pm
March 3: 7am to 8pm
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.
2020 Election Dates
- January 23, 2020 – Voter information guides drop in the mail – watch your mailbox.
- February 3, 2020 – Vote by mail ballots start mailing out – watch your mailbox.
- February 17, 2020 – Last day to register to vote for primary election. (You still have the right to register and vote with a provisional ballot at vote centers and polling places through election day.)
- February 22, 2020 – Vote Centers open across OC. Go to any vote center to vote or drop off ballots. Centers open evenings and weekends. Learn more about vote centers.
- February 29, 2020 – More vote center locations open.
- March 3, 2020 – Election Day. Polls open 7AM-8PM.
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.
About Central Committee Elections
On the March 3rd Primary Election ballot, Democratic voters can vote for Central Committee members to represent them in the Democratic Party of Orange County. The Central Committee acts as the governing body of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Central Committee members are responsible for endorsements, bylaws, resolutions, and budgets, as well as recruiting candidates, developing local Democratic Clubs, raising funds for Democratic activism, and much more to ensure your values as an Orange County Democrat are well represented.
You can vote for up to six Central Committee representatives to represent your Assembly District. The Democratic Party of Orange County does not issue endorsements for Central Committee candidates. Please consult your Registrar of Voters’ Voter Information Guide for Central Committee members’ ballot statements, or contact your local club for opportunities to meet with or learn more about the candidates in your area.
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 weekdays at 5:00 pm until 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.