Questions We Hear the Most
I hear so many rumors, how can I tell fact from fiction when it comes to voting?
How can I request a vote-by-mail ballot?
As Orange County operates elections under the Vote Center model, every registered voter in Orange County automatically receives a vote-by-mail ballot.
I lost or damaged my vote-by-mail ballot, how can I get a replacement?
Why are there barcodes on my ballot and what are they used for?
Can I opt out of receiving my Voter Information Guide in the mail and/or view it online?
I would like to vote in person at a Vote Center or drop off my voted ballot at a ballot drop box. Where can I find the Vote Center or ballot drop box closest to me?
I notice the location of my polling place changed or is no longer a polling place – what happened?
Polling places are no longer operated in Orange County but previous polling place locations may be serving as Vote Centers. Voters in Orange County may vote at any Vote Center instead of only one assigned polling place. You can use our online tool to look up the closest Vote Center.
How can I register to vote, verify an existing registration, cancel my registration, or update my registration?
You can verify your registration using our new voter lookup feature. You can also register to vote, update your registration or learn more about voter registration from the easy-to-use voter registration section of our website.
How can I verify that my ballot was counted?
How can I see who my elected officials are?
I have been receiving political mail and phone calls at my home. Where are they obtaining my information?
This information can be obtained from a variety of sources, including the voter registration list. Current State law allows voter registration data to be obtained for election, governmental, scholarly or political research purposes.
When is the next election?
More information about the next scheduled election can be found on the Current Election Information webpage.
What if I don't see the questions here that I need answered?
You can visit additional FAQs by completing a search at the top of this page or contact us directly for additional help.