Election Newsfeeds

All elections > All categories

Measure J Recount Ends

December 18, 2014 - The recount of the ballots cast in the 2014 General Election North Orange County Community College District, Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Bond Measure J has ended with no change in the vote total.

No ballots were recounted in the contest in Orange County - the requesters chose to examine relevant material pursuant to Cal. Code Regs., title 2, section 20813. Although ballots were recounted in the County of Los Angeles, since the recount was not complete, the original certification of the ballots cast in the Measure J election will remain as the official certification.  Under California Election Code section 15632, the official certification can only be changed if the votes cast in each and every precinct in the affected jurisdiction have been recounted. 


Public Notice Measure J Bond Recount

December 15, 2014 - Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2014 General Election North Orange County Community College District, Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Bond Measure J.

The election was conducted on November 4, 2014. The recount process will begin at the Registrar of Voters office,1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Details on the recount status will be located on our website at ocvote.com.


Public Notice City of Garden Grove Mayor Recount

November 19, 2014 - Pursuant to California Elections Code section 15628 the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be conducting a recount of the ballots cast in the 2014 General Election City of Garden Grove Mayor. The election was conducted on November 4, 2014. The recount of ballots will begin at the Registrar of Voters office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, on Monday, November 24, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Details on the recount status will be located on our website at ocvote.com.


Public Notice of Random Draw for General Election

October 30, 2014 - Pursuant to California Election Code section 15360 (d) this serves as public notice that we will be conducting a random draw of 1% of our precincts in the Novmber 4, 2014 General Election to be used in a manual tally of votes cast. This manual tally is used to verify the electronic tally of our voting system and the vote-by-mail tally system. The random draw will occur on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The manual tallies will follow the random draw and will take place until complete. Both processes are open to the public. Our office is located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California.


Public Notice of Random Draw for Recall Election

September 29, 2014 - Pursuant to California Election Code section 15360 (d) this serves as public notice that we will be conducting a random draw of 1% of our precincts (in the City of Yorba Linda Special Recall Election) to be used in a manual tally of votes cast. This manual tally is used to verify the electronic tally of our voting system and the vote-by-mail tally system. The random draw will occur on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The manual tallies will follow the random draw and will take place until complete. Both processes are open to the public. Our office is located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California.


Orange County Voting System Check for Accuracy

September 26, 2014 - Accuracy testing of Orange County's voting system will take place Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for the October 7, 2014 Yorba Linda Special Recall Election.

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. All previous tests of the voting system have proven it to be 100% accurate.

The process is open to the public.

What:
Logic and Accuracy Test

When:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Orange County Registrar of Voters
1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C
Santa Ana, CA


OC Overseas Ballots Out

September 6, 2014 - Yesterday was exactly 60 days before the November 4th general election. This is an important day for election administrators, which is the first day ballots can be mailed to military and overseas voters. We work to ensure we meet this first day allowed for many reasons - mailing to combat zones, or countries with poor postal infrastructures, requires much longer lead times than mailing a ballot domestically. Plus, these voters need time to return their ballots through the same system. Federal law requires that any additional requests for these ballots must be mailed no later than 45 days before the election.


Yorba Linda Sample Ballots

August 28, 2014 - Today we mailed a little over 40,000 sample ballots to Yorba Linda voters. On October 7th voters in Yorba Linda will cast a ballot in the City of Yorba Linda Special Recall Election. Anyone who is a permanent vote-by-mail voter will begin to receive them beginning the week of September 8th (those who do not receive them automatically every election can request a one-time ballot using the application on the back of their sample ballot or by visiting our website at ocvote.com/votebymail).

Anyone can view the Yorba Linda sample ballot on our website by clicking this link. 


Random Draw Tomorrow

August 13, 2014 - Tomorrow (August 14th) we will be conducting a drawing of letters of the alphabet to determine the ballot order for candidates for State legislative offices for districts that we share with other counties. At the same time the Secretary of State will conduct a random drawing (in Sacramento) of letters that will determine the order in which candidates will appear on the General Election ballot.

The random drawing at the Registrar of Voters will take place at 11:00 a.m. (1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana) on Thursday, August 14, 2014.


Voter Outreach Concert at the Beach!

August 12, 2014 - In our second partnership with the national organization, Rock the Vote, we will be hosting a special concert on the beach tommorrow at noon. The concert features Orange County band Bristol to Memory, which has donated their time to get the message out about the upcoming November general election. The concert is free and will take place at Aliso Creek Beach, 31131 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach (details on parking can be found on the OC Parks website).

We will be registering voters and signing up volunteers for the November election. Stop by from noon to 2 p.m.!