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Orange County, CA Elections to Conduct Post Election Audit of 2nd Supervisorial District Vacancy Election Results

Auditing of ballots will be conducted to provide strong statistical evidence that the election outcome is correct.

SANTA ANA, CA - March 5, 2021 - Orange County will conduct a post-election audit beginning Thursday, March 11, 2021. 

The post-election audit consists of a hand verification of paper ballots cast in order to provide evidence that the outcome is correct. 

Quote by Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley

"Conducting the post-election audit is an excellent way to audit elections and provide an important check on the integrity of the election process." He continued, “This is a valuable opportunity to utilize the enhanced auditing capability of Orange County's voting system, while at the same time ensuring that the outcomes are true and correct.”

Prior to the commencement of the post-election audit, the Registrar of Voters will conduct a random draw to determine which ballots will be audited.

The Registrar of Voters will publish the status of the audit on its website throughout the post-election audit period. 


  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:00am (random selection)


  • Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA


  • Once the random selection is established the physical pulling of the actual ballots will take place and the ballot audit will begin.


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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 1.8 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:
Enedina Chhim
Community Outreach Manager 
[email protected]

Orange County Registrar of Voters

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