Each election in Orange County, the Orange County Registrar of Voters invites members of the public to observe the election process. Election observers are permitted to observe Vote Center operations, including opening and closing procedures, view all activities at the central counting site, view mail ballot and provisional ballot processing, and much more.
Neal Kelley, Orange County, CA Registrar of Voters, has released an important message for all Orange County voters. This message includes information on in-person voting options under COVID-19, election security, and our operational plans with the United States Postal Service.
Connect-to-Council, a Santa Ana non-profit organization, will host an informational Virtual Forum/Debate to discuss the Santa Ana Council Ward 6 Representative (Cecilia Iglesias) recall issue and to hear from the Candidates that are vying for the Ward 6 Council position to replace Cecilia Iglesias (in the event this recall is successful).
In-person Vote Center voting in the Westminster Special Recall Election, which was scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 28, 2020 and run through April 7, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 response.
With Voting Centers open throughout Orange County and Super Tuesday less than one week away, Orange County voters are almost evenly divided. In a survey of 727 county residents, likely voters are on split on their Congressional pick as well as the Democratic presidential nominee.
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a mock election to showcase the features of Vote Centers and the County’s new voting system. The public is invited to attend and learn about the benefits of Orange County’s transition to Vote Centers, such as being able to register to vote, cast an in-person ballot, obtain replacement ballots and more.
As part of a settlement reached with Plaintiffs Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) and Luis Ortiz-Franco, the special at-large election originally scheduled for November 5, 2019 to fill a vacant City Council seat has been cancelled.
In response to an outrageous and deceptive mailer from Senator Janet Nguyen’s campaign that sought to deliberately mislead voters, Democratic nominee for California’s 34th Senate District, Colonel Tom Umberg (ret.), issued a cease and desist letter requesting that defamatory statements be retracted.