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Voter Registration Deadline

The voter registration deadline for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election is February 20 at 11:59 p.m.

You can register to vote online today at ocvote.gov/register. If you want to check your registration status, or if you need to make updates, you can do so online at ocvote.gov/verify.

If you are unable to meet the voter registration deadline, you can still conditionally register to vote through March 5 at any Vote Center or at the Registrar of Voters located at 1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. C, Santa Ana, 92705.

You may also conditionally register to vote online, but must then go to a Vote Center or the Registrar of Voters to be issued a provisional ballot.

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Upcoming Important Dates
Upcoming Important Dates

The Orange County Registrar of Voters created an Election Calendar to help you keep track of important deadlines for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election. You can access the calendar at ocvote.gov/calendar to see the upcoming dates:

  • February 20: Last Day to register to vote
  • February 24: SELECT Vote Centers open across the county
  • March 2: All Vote Centers open
  • March 5: Voting ends at 8 p.m.
  • March 6: Official Election Canvass begins
  • March 7: Randomly select precincts in the county for the 1% Manual Tally audit
  • March 15: Start retesting all ballot scanners for continued accuracy
  • March 20: Recommend impacted voters submit ballot signature cure statements by 5 p.m.
  • April 2, 2024: Deadline to certify election results
Early Voting Underway
Early Voting Underway

Since we mailed ballots to all registered voters last week, more than 60,000 voters have already marked and cast their Vote-By-Mail ballot. For the next week, you can vote your ballot early by:

  • Placing your completed ballot in the ballot-return envelope and mailing it in (no postage is needed)
  • Dropping it off at one of 122 ballot drop boxes located throughout Orange County
  • Bringing it to our office at 1300 S. Grand Ave., Bldg. C, Santa Ana, 92705

On Saturday, February 24, we will open 37 Vote Centers for in-person voting. On Saturday, March 5, all 183 Vote Centers will open.

You can mail or drop off your Vote-By-Mail ballot at any ballot drop box, Vote Center and our office until 8 p.m. on March 5. If mailing your ballot, make sure it is postmarked no later than March 5.

You can find out when your ballot is counted by signing up for OC Ballot Express at ocvote.gov/track.

Redistricting and Voting
Redistricting and Voting

Every 10 years, State, County, and local agencies use new U.S. Census data to redraw the boundaries of each of their districts to balance the population within each jurisdiction. This process, called redistricting, ensures that each district has about the same number of residents.

As a result, the boundaries for the following offices on the ballot this election are different than they were in 2020:

  • Central Committee for the Democratic and Republican Parties
  • State Senator, 37th District
  • County Board of Education, Trustee Areas 1, 3, and 4
  • County Board of Supervisors, 1st and 3rd Districts

Using the interactive Find My District map at ocvote.gov/findmydistrict, you can view your current districts and elected officials. 

If you have more questions about redistricting, check out our Redistricting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page at ocvote.gov/faqs/redistricting-faqs.

Who Can Return Your Ballot
Who Can Return Your Ballot

Under California law, all voters have the right to authorize any person to return their completed Vote-By-Mail ballot to the Registrar of Voters.

We recommend you mark your ballot privately, place it in the return envelope, and seal and sign the envelope before giving it to someone else to return for you.

If you authorize someone to return your ballot, that person is required to also sign your ballot envelope and return it to us within three days or by 8 p.m. on March 5, whichever is earlier.

We also recommend you only authorize someone you trust to return your Vote-By-Mail ballot and that you confirm we received your ballot using the OC Ballot Express ballot tracking service. You can sign up at ocvote.gov/track to receive a text message or email when your ballot is received and another when it is counted.

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