Nearly two thirds of the 1.17 million registered voters in Orange County have already cast their vote this election cycle, despite Coronavirus restrictions and recent wildfires.
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Beginning last month, I set out to see and photograph what this historic early voting process looked like.
I spent time photographing poll worker trainings at the Orange County Registrar of Voters. And last week I went back to document early in-person voting at the county registrar’s office, watching election workers counting ballots in the warehouse.
At the Honda Center, which is the largest vote center in Orange County, voters have to go through metal detectors to cast their ballots indoors, or you can use the outdoor drive-thru mail drop off that is also available at this site. Once inside the supersite vote center, you are greeted by poll workers wearing masks and encouraging the use of hand sanitizer.
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