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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.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters continues to cooperate with the Westminster Police Department to address the matter and is taking precautions to ensure the safety of the public. The Westminster Community Services Building in Westminster will not be operated as a Vote Center until further notice.

Voters wishing to vote in-person can visit any of the other 167 Vote Centers. For a full list of locations, please visit ocvote.com/votecenter.

Quote by Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley:
“I am grateful that our Vote Center team members and voters are safe. My office is dedicated to providing election services for the citizens of Orange County to ensure equal access to the election process, protect the integrity of votes, and maintain a transparent, accurate and fair process. We look forward to serving voters at our 167 other Vote Center locations,” said Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters.

 

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About the Registrar of Voters:
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for conducting elections in the County of Orange, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States with 1.8 million registered voters. We are a County agency, which receives funding from the County's General Fund and periodic reimbursement from the federal government, the State of California and local jurisdictions. Read more >>

Media Contacts:
Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters
714-567-5139
[email protected]

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714-567-5197

Source:
Orange County Registrar of Voters

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