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.
How can I vote by mail?
After becoming a registered voter, you can request to vote by mail. You could receive your ballot in the mail, and vote at home at a time that’s convenient for you. Click here to request a Vote By Mail form.
When and Where to Vote
For elections in Orange County, polling places are open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. To find your polling place, click here or call the OC Registrar of Voters’ office at 714-567-7600. Your assigned polling location is also printed on the sample ballot you receive in the mail prior to election day. For more frequently asked questions about polling locations, visit the Registrar of Voters’ polling place FAQs.
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 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.