Central OC Election Guide for the June 2018 Primary

The Santa Ana water tower near the I-5 freeway. (Photo by Flickr user Alejandro C, released under CC BY-NC 2.0 license.)

Tuesday is Election Day for California’s 2018 primary, and the following is a rundown of news stories for central Orange County residents about the races for the 45th and 48th Congressional districts, district attorney, sheriff, and the county Board of Supervisors.

Turnout is expected to be low, making each vote more impactful than in larger-turnout elections. About 25 to 27 percent of registered voters are projected to cast ballots in Orange County, according to a rough estimate from elections officials.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and voters can also drop off their mail-in ballot at their polling place or mail it in to the county Registrar of Voters.

To download a preview of what your ballot will show, click here. More information on polling places and voting can be found at ocvote.com.

United States Representative, 45th District

Cities in this district: Lake Forest, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, and portions of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, Laguna Woods and Laguna Hills.

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United States Representative, 48th District

Cities in this district: Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel, east into parts of Westminster and Garden Grove. It also includes Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach.

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Senate District 29 Special Recall Election

Cities in this district: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda, as well as part of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

County Supervisor, 2nd District

Cities in this district: Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, and Stanton, as well as part of Buena Park and Fountain Valley, and all of unincorporated Rossmoor.

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County Supervisor, 4th District

Cities in this district: Most of Anaheim and Buena Park, as well as the entire cities of Fullerton, Brea, La Habra, and Placentia.

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District Attorney-Public Administrator

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Sheriff-Coroner

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For more Orange County information, please go to the Voice of OC 2018 elections page.