Ballots are Out! California Primary Election Set for March 3, 2020! Here’s What You Need to Know!

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!

 

Irvine Seniors: Take Control of your Health and Fitness at the Irvine Senior Fitness Expo!

We all know that young families are attracted to Irvine because of our superior public schools, our vibrant economy, and our numerous sports facilities and recreational opportunities.

But children, youth, and young families are not the complete picture of Irvine.

Irvine is for seniors, too.  Irvine’s strategic plan addresses the needs of all our community members — children, youth, families — and seniors.

One of Irvine’s most anticipated events for seniors is the annual Senior Fitness Expo.

This year the 10th Annual Senior Fitness Expo will be held at Rancho Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon, on Friday, Aug. 31.

This free event is geared toward adults 50 and older who want to take control of their health and fitness, and will feature health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.

Guests will learn how to improve their well-being through fitness demonstrations including yoga, balance and stretching, circuit training, and more.

Exhibitors will include:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi
  • City of Irvine, Environmental Services
  • Coury & Buehler Physical Therapy
  • Friends of Outreach
  • Greater Newport Physicians
  • Hoag
  • Irvine Adult Day Health Services
  • Irvine Senior Services
  • Irvine Senior Travelers
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lee Chiropractic
  • NexMed Care Centers
  • Orange County Registrar of Voters
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCI
  • Parkview Optometry
  • Seniors Helping Seniors
  • Voitenko Wellness

The Senior Fitness Expo will also feature an opportunity drawing.

Rancho Senior Center is located at 3 Ethel Coplen Way in Irvine, CA 92612.

For more information, see Irvine’s Senior Expo website or or call 949-724-6800.