Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that the Presidential Primary Election will be held in Orange County on March 3, 2020.

Nomination Papers may be obtained at the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office beginning on November 12, 2019 and must be filed in that office by December 6, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Offices for which candidates may be nominated or elected at the Presidential Primary Election include: Congressional Districts – 38th, 39th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, and 49th; State Senate Districts – 29th and 37th; State Assembly Districts – 55th, 65th, 68th, 69th, 72nd, 73rd , and 74th; Orange County Board of Education Trustee Areas – 1st, 3rd, and 4th; Orange County Supervisorial Districts – 1st and 3rd; and 44 Judicial Offices of the Orange County Superior Court. In addition, candidates for the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Peace and Freedom Parties County Central Committees may obtain Nomination Papers beginning on September 27, 2019 and must file those papers by December 6, 2019 5:00 p.m.

Notice is further given that starting Saturday, February 22, 2020, select vote centers will be open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Starting Saturday, February 29, 2020, all vote centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Election Day, March 3, 2020, all vote centers will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All ballots cast will be counted centrally at the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana.

Notice is further given that vote-by-mail ballot processing will begin on February 3, 2020, and will continue Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until the election is certified on or about April 2, 2020. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is February 25, 2020. The vote-by-mail process is open to the public at the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana.

Notice is further given that the Orange County Registrar of Voters will conduct a risklimiting audit in lieu of the manual tally of specific precincts, and will begin on March 4, 2020, at the Orange County Registrar of Voters’ office, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana.

Dated this 14th day of November, 2019.

Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters
County of Orange