Julie Leopo

An enterprising and award-winning photojournalist in Orange County and beyond. Leopo, as Voice of OC’s Director of Photography, has captured a wide array of photographs visually documenting the news and soul of Orange County local government and community. Her work has also appeared in Vice, KCET, Ed Source, The California Endowment and OC Weekly.

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Polls opened in Orange County Nov. 5 for special elections, the last time traditional polling sites will be used for voting.

In 2020, voters will vote by mail or at vote centers.

So I ventured out in order to document this last time voters used traditional polling sites in an election across the county.

Check out the latest news, information and results here for  the special elections: San Clemente, Santa Ana, Stanton.

Linda Le, 80, has witnessed many elections since her service began in 2014. She enjoys checking voters in and resides in Westminster. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Right, Mateo Martinez, 1, visits the Centennial Voting location with his mother, Cynthia Vega, 31. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
In the early hours of election day, the Centennial Polling location experienced a power outage. The Voters of Registrar assembled a mobile polling station in just 45 minutes at 8:30 A.M. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Voters take to traditional polling sites for the last time in Orange County. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Teresa Carillo, 64, votes for every election. Carillo just became a citizen 20 years ago, and enjoys the democracy aspect of voting. She encourages all seven of her family members to visit the polls, and “make their voices heard.” Credit: v
A ballot is casted by a voter in the Santa Ana Special election on November 4th. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Jesse Jimenez is a 30-year-old Anaheim Resident. For the past two elections he has worked polls in Orange County. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Manuel Alcaron, 49, drops off his mail-in ballot after a laborious 8 hour workday at a Tustin lumberyard. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Corrine Bernal, 68, is a Santa Ana resident. She has worked the poll stations the last three years. “I volunteer because I want to make a difference and make sure everyone votes.” Credit: v
Poll workers check in residents at Lincoln Elementary school. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Poll workers at the Abraham Lincoln Polling station in Santa Ana. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
Voters wait their turn at the Southwest Senior Center in Santa Ana. Credit: JULIE LEOPO, Voice of OC
An empty voting booth during the early afternoon at the Santa Ana Lincoln Elementary School polling station. Credit: v

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