February 21 2014

Sample Ballot Plain Language

Review underway of sample ballot language

We are improving our sample ballot by using plain language. Plain language is clear, succinct writing designed to ensure the reader understands as quickly and completely as possible. It avoids verbose, convoluted language and jargon.

Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters

Hands-on Poll Worker Training

We are developing a new approach to hands-on poll worker training - each poll worker will be immersed in the inner workings of a polling place and experience added hands-on training.

Candidate Filing Update

As of today we have had 134 candidates pull documents to run for 71 contests. Four candidates have completed (and qualified) for the ballot. Full details can be found on our electronic candidate log.

I Voted Sticker for Vote-by-Mail

New change for voters in June
One of the most popular supplies we send to polling places (other than ballots) are the "I Voted" stickers, worn proudly by voters on Election Day. But what about Orange County's 700,000+ vote-by-mail voters? We are working on a solution to offer this sticker on the instructions for all vote-by-mail voters. We plan to have this in operation in time for June.
Poll Workers 0  | VBMs Mailed: 0  | VBMs Returned: 0

Moving to Intelligent Mail Barcode for Election Mail

The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IM barcode) is a 65-bar code for use on mail in the United States. The term “Intelligent Mail” refers to services offered by the United States Postal Service for domestic mail delivery. The IM barcode is intended to provide greater information and functionality than its predecessors POSTNET and PLANET. We are in the final phases of a complete upgrade to IM barcoding for our election mailing operations.