The election saw OC voters eliminating the Democrats’ supermajority in the state Senate; setting up competitive runoff elections for four Republican-held congressional districts and 4th District county supervisor; and delivering the first runoff elections for district attorney and sheriff in more than a quarter century.
A new ban on parking oversized vehicles on city streets in Anaheim has sparked concerns among people living in recreational vehicles, many who say they otherwise cannot afford housing in Orange County.
The location of Orange County’s first veterans cemetery could change again as the county Board of Supervisors will have a closed session discussion June 26 about the possibility of creating the cemetery on county-owned land near Anaheim Hills.
Irvine City Councilman Jeff Lalloway said Monday he will ask the City Council to approve Orange County’s first veterans cemetery in its original site near the center of the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro after voters overwhelmingly rejected a land swap that would have moved it to strawberry fields near the 5 and 405 freeways.
Orange County voter turnout in the June 5 primary election was the highest in 16 years with 38.4 percent of active registered voters casting ballots, according to the latest estimate by election officials.
The large share of uncounted ballots could end up affecting the outcomes of races that were close as of the end of election night. The election saw “record numbers for a midterm primary,” said Neal Kelley, the county’s top election official.