Skip to main content
Registrar of Voters Message to Orange County Voters: If Possible Don’t Wait to Vote

This election voting is different – Vote Centers are open for 11-days – avoid Election Day congestion by voting in advance of March 3rd.

SANTA ANA, CA – The Registrar of Voters is urging Orange County’s voters to not wait until March 3rd to vote. This election voting is different - new options allow voters to vote in-person over an 11-day window. Vote Centers are open now through March 3, 2020 – for locations and hours visit

With Orange County’s transition to Vote Centers, each site serves as a fully functioning voting location that mirrors a traditional Election Day. This means that every ballot cast during the 11-day in-person option is processed and counted the same way.

Voters can also choose to use the ballot that was mailed to them and vote at home. Vote-by-mail returns to date have been very strong. When compared to the same period in 2012 there is a 70% increase (140,745 versus 239,708) and when compared to 2016 there is a 33% increase (179,993 versus 239,708). For a full list of ballot return options visit

By voting in advance of March 3rd voters will experience less wait times (or no wait times when voting at home) – there is no need to wait until Election Day to cast a ballot.


# # #

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 1.6 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

For Background Information Only:


Orange County Registrar of Voters

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit the About Us page or call the Registrar of Voters media help line at 714-567-5197.