The Registrar of Voters will have over 167 Vote Centers open throughout the County for the November 2020 election. The Vote Centers will be open Friday, October 30 to Monday, November 2, 2020 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
You can access many more services at a Vote Center than a previous polling places. Trained County employees will staff the vote centers and provide a high level of service for voters. At a Vote Center, you can:
The County will release the list of vote center locations for 2020 soon. Your Voter Information Guide will list locations for all ballot drop boxes and you can also find the locations online Here.
- Register, update address or change your party; Vote in-person or drop off your vote by mail ballot; Get a replacement ballot; Receive language assistance; and, Use an accessible ballot marking device.
Ballot Drop Boxes Orange County Voters have access to over 110 ballot drop boxes throughout the County.
Voters can deposit their vote by mail ballots at any ballot drop box in the County 24/7 starting October 5, 2020 until 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The County will release the list of ballot drop box locations for 2020 soon. Your Voter Information Guide will list locations for all ballot drop boxes and you can also find the locations online Here.
Mail Ballot Security
Vote-by-mail ballot mailing will begin on October 5, 2020. Voters can return their vote by mail ballot by: Mail ballot back to the Registrar of Voters (USPS or other bona fide courier service); Vote Center drop off; and, Ballot drop box drop off.
Orange County has several security measures in place to prevent malicious actors from printing and filling out vote-by-mail ballots to influence elections. These items include: All ballot paper is printed with a special tint paper; The California Secretary of State must certify every ballot printer in California. Printers must meet their strict security requirements; Voters must return vote by mail ballots with the corresponding return envelope. The return envelope contains voter information and requires the voter’s signature. Every return envelope and voter signature is manually verified. The signature on the return envelope must match with the signature on the voter record for the ballot to be counted. In any instances where there is any suspicious activity, the Registrar of Voters will conduct research and involve the District Attorney’s office for further investigation as appropriate.
All Orange County voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot (which has been the process since moving to the vote center election model) Check online at to verify registration record, track status of ballot, download Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot, find out who your local elected officials are, etc.
More information is available online at ocvote.com or on social media at: Twitter - @OCRegistrar Facebook - @OCROV