Register to Vote
Before October 19th: 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.
After October 19th: You’ll need to register and vote same-day, in person. Request a Same Day Voter Registration process in person at a Vote Center or the county elections office. Find more information here.
How to Vote By Mail
Starting in 2020, every registered Orange County voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Ballots will mail out starting on October 5th, and ballot drop boxes will open the same day. If you don’t receive your ballot by October 19th, call the Registrar of Voters.
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.
Due to USPS delays, we recommend delivery to a ballot drop box (find drop boxes on this map), or at any Vote Center. If you must mail your ballot, please mail it back as soon as possible; postage is not required – find USPS locations here. Vote-By-Mail ballots must be delivered or postmarked by November 3rd – Ballot drop boxes will close at 8 PM on Nov. 3rd.
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.
Dates & Times
Friday, October 30, 2020 – Monday, November 2, 2020, all Vote Centers will be open 8 AM to 8 PM.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) all Vote Centers will be open 7 AM to 8 PM.
Locations: Click here for a map of Vote Centers
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.
Farsi Voting Materials
California state law requires that voting materials are translated into several languages, including Farsi. However, it was recently revealed that voting materials translated into Farsi by the OC Registrar of Voters contained significant errors.
To ensure that Farsi-speaking members of our Orange County community can fulfill their right to vote, we’re sharing the accurately translated materials. Click on the images below to download them.