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Election Academy

Thank you for your interest. As the Orange County Registrar of Voters is prioritizing the transition to vote centers in 2020, the next Election Academy will be conducted during the 2022 Election Cycle.

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The Orange County Election Academy is a great way to discover how elections are produced amidst an environment where transparency is a critical component. Our unique program offers a broad range of election specific sessions. As a result we have developed a curriculum to match our award-winning operations. We're committed to making elections in Orange County the highest quality and our Election Academy reflects these values.

We offer up-to-the-minute details about the specific dates, times and length of each class. We hold all of the sessions in the evening, making it easy on individuals working so that they can attend all sessions.

Due to the composition of the courses and the format of the program the Registrar of Voters requires mandatory attendance at all sessions. Although students may not pick and choose which classes to take there are limited exceptions. For the full experience it is important to attend every class. There is no cost to attend the Election Academy - it is a complimentary program provided by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Those interested in applying for the Election Academy must first read details on the application process and complete an application form. 

For additional details call 714-567-5197, or download a free brochure describing the program in detail.

Election Academy Location, Dates and Times


2018 Session

All classes take place at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Course One: From Idea to Ballot - Candidates in the Running
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:00 PM

Course Two: Ballot Blueprint
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:00 PM 

Course Three: Protecting Your Vote
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:00 PM

Course Four: Connecting With Voters
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 PM

Course Five: Making it Count
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM

Course Six: It's Official: Certified and Accurate 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM