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Orange County, CA Elections to Host Technical Redistricting Academy

Interested members of the public can sign up for free virtual technical redistricting training sessions by visiting ocvote.com/academy.

SANTA ANA, CA – July 2, 2021 – Due to the complex and technical nature of the local redistricting process, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be hosting its inaugural Technical Redistricting Academy in two sessions on July 21st and 28th. Following the 2020 Census, district boundaries will be redrawn based on Census data to reflect population shifts as required by statute in advance of the 2022 election cycle. 

Orange County, CA Elections to Conduct Post Election Audit of 2nd Supervisorial District Vacancy Election Results

Auditing of ballots will be conducted to provide strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is correct.

SANTA ANA, CA - March 5, 2021 - Orange County will conduct a post-election audit beginning Thursday, March 11, 2021. 

The post-election audit consists of a hand verification of paper ballots cast in order to provide evidence that the outcome is correct. 

Quote by Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley

Orange County, CA Voting Systems Confirmed to be Accurate After Testing

The voting system and all voting equipment were tested and audited in preparation for the March 9, 2021 Second Supervisorial District Vacancy Election.

SANTA ANA, CA – On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducted mandatory and routine Logic and Accuracy testing of its voting system and components for the upcoming March 9, 2021 Second Supervisorial District Vacancy Election.

Orange County Voting Systems to be Checked for Accuracy

Test to take place in preparation for March 9, 2021 Second Supervisorial District Vacancy Election

SANTA ANA, CA - February 11, 2021 - Accuracy testing of Orange County's voting system will commence on February 16, 2021, and will continue until all devices have been included in the test. Due to the lengthy process of including all devices in the test, the Logic and Accuracy Test Tally may not commence until a minimum of a week after the test begins. The Logic and Accuracy test is required by law to be performed prior to each election. Logic and Accuracy tests will include proofing the programming of the ballot, each ballot style and each contest position on the ballot.

Public Notice Brea Olinda Unified School District, Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 5 Election Recount

SANTA ANA, CA – November 30, 2020 – Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the Brea Olinda Unified School District, Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 5 Election at the request of candidate Gail Lyons.

Orange County, CA Elections Certifies General Election Results

The Orange County 2020 Presidential General Election had the highest turnout in a Presidential Election since 1964

SANTA ANA, CA – November 25, 2020 – Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley has just certified the official results of the November Presidential General Election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Orange County, CA Elections to Conduct Risk Limiting Audit of Presidential General Election Results

Additional auditing of ballots will be conducted to provide strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is correct.

SANTA ANA, CA - November 8, 2020 - Orange County will conduct a risk-limiting audit beginning Friday, November 13, 2020. The ballot comparison audit is not required under California law, and is being conducted in addition to the one percent manual tally of precincts.

Message to Orange County Voters: If You Plan to Vote In-Person Plan Ahead; Election Day is the Last Day to Vote, Not the First

Many options have been in place for nearly 30 days to allow voters ample time to plan ahead for voting prior to Election Day.

SANTA ANA, CA –October 31, 2020 – The Registrar of Voters is strongly encouraging voters to vote ahead of Election Day (Tuesday, November 3, 2020) if at all possible. Election Day is the end of a 30-day voting period, which has provided voters many options for voting-at-home, or in-person prior to Election Day to avoid congestion.

Vote Center in Westminster Closed Temporarily Due to Suspicious Package Investigation

Suspicious package left outside of a Vote Center operated by the Registrar of Voters is under investigation.

SANTA ANA, CA - On Saturday, October 31, 2020 at approximately 3:50 p.m., the Orange County Registrar of Voters received reports that a suspicious package was left outside of the Westminster Community Services Building in Westminster (the site of a Vote Center). Vote Center staff, voters, and ballots have been evacuated and are safe. An active investigation is taking place and the Westminster Police Department is asking the public to stay away from the vicinity of the area.