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Vote Center in Santa Ana Closed Temporarily Due to Nearby Criminal Investigation

Nearby shooting did not take place inside of the Vote Center operated by the Registrar of Voters.

SANTA ANA, CA - On Sunday, March 1, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Orange County Registrar of Voters received reports that a shooting occurred near the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Santa Ana (the site of one of our Vote Centers). Vote Center staff and voters have been evacuated and are safe. An active criminal investigation is taking place and the Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana Police Department to address the matter and is taking precautions to ensure the safety of the public. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Santa Ana will not be operated as a Vote Center until further notice.

Voters wishing to vote in-person at visit any of the other 188 Vote Centers. For a full list of locations, please visit

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 188 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 1.6 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

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Orange County Registrar of Voters

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