Believe it or not, you can start voting now in California’s primary election!
That’s right, ballots went out yesterday to all Orange County voters! You can start voting to select the next President of the United States, as well as your next member of Congress, next state legislator, next O.C. Supervisor, and next school board member!
California has a “top-two” primary election. Under California voting law, all candidates for office are listed on the same primary ballot. But only the top two vote-getters, regardless of their partisan political party affiliations, advance to the general election in November 2020.
This year, the Registrar of Voters has rolled out several changes toward the goal of making voting easier, more accessible and more secure ahead of the 2020 elections.
The biggest change is that California’s primary election has been moved to March 3 to join other states participating in “Super Tuesday.”
Another big change is that all registered voters in Orange County will get an official vote-by-mail ballot and voter information guide at their homes beginning Monday. The ballots can be returned by mail or deposited any time at 110 secure ballot boxes throughout the county.
Finally, you can now vote at any Orange County Vote Center. Ballots can be dropped off at one of 188 vote centers countywide. Some vote centers will open Feb. 22, others will be available starting Feb. 29. Find your closest Vote Center HERE.
With Vote Centers, all registered voters in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Do you prefer to cast your ballot in person? No problem! Visit any Vote Center to cast your ballot in person. Find a list of all Orange County Vote Centers HERE.
Ballot drop boxes are another great way to deliver your ballot — without having to stop into a Vote Center. Find a list of all ballot drop boxes HERE.
The Orange County Registrar of Voters has produced a short video explaining the new voting procedures for the March 3rd primary election:
Important Dates to Remember:
- February 3, 2020: First day to vote-by-mail.
- February 18, 2020: Last day to register to vote.
- February 25, 2020: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail.
- March 3, 2020: Election Day — Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Of course, I would prefer that you vote Democratic, and that you vote for Melissa Fox for California Assembly in Assembly District 68.
View my campaign website HERE.
View my campaign Facebook page HERE.
Anyone who is 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or naturalized citizen can register to vote. Visit the Registrar of Voters website for for registration information.
Your vote is your voice!
Be sure to make your voice heard by voting in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election!
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