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Orange County, CA Registrar of Voters Certifies California Statewide Direct Primary Election Results

Prior to certifying the results, Registrar of Voters conducted several post-election voting system tests and audits.

SANTA ANA, CA - June 25, 2022 – Registrar of Voters Bob Page today certified the official Orange County results of the June 7, 2022 California Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Orange County, CA Elections to Conduct Post Election Audits of California Statewide Direct Primary Election Results

Registrar of Voters will be conducting post-election voting system tests and audits in addition to those required under California law.

SANTA ANA, CA - June 8, 2022 – The Orange County Registrar of Voters will commence the first of several post-election tests and audits on Thursday, June 9, 2022, to ensure the accuracy of the 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election results.

Orange County, CA Elections to Open Vote Centers for June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election

Vote Centers and pop-up voting will provide voters with more convenient options to vote in-person or drop off their ballot.

SANTA ANA, CA – May 26, 2022 – Starting this Saturday, May 28, Orange County voters will have expanded options for casting a ballot in the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election when the Registrar of Voters opens 43 Vote Centers throughout the county.

Public Notice

Observation Schedule for June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

SANTA ANA, CA – May 4, 2022 – The public is invited to observe as the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducts the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Extension of Candidate Filing Period for the 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election - UPDATE

When incumbents do not file for re-election, the candidate filing period is extended.

SANTA ANA, CA -  Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:00am - The Secretary of State has announced that the nomination period has been extended until 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2022 for the voter-nominated federal and state offices listed below that represent Orange County voters because the eligible incumbents failed to file Nomination Papers by the March 11, 2022 deadline.

Extension of Candidate Filing Period for the 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

When incumbents do not file for re-election, the candidate filing period is extended.

SANTA ANA, CA -  Friday, March 11, 2022 at 9:00pm - The Registrar of Voters announced today that the nomination period has been extended until 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2022 for the nonpartisan offices listed below because the eligible incumbents failed to file Nomination Papers by the March 11, 2022 deadline.

Any qualified person, other than the incumbent, can now file the Nomination Papers until 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2022 in the office of the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California. 

Orange County, CA Elections to Pilot Additional Ballot Tracking Technology

New technology will allow voters to receive instant ballot status notifications when a ballot is deposited into a drop box

SANTA ANA, CA – February 23, 2022 – The Orange County Registrar of Voters will pilot a new ballot tracking feature that will be available at select ballot drop boxes throughout Orange County beginning with the June 7, 2022 Primary Election.

Orange County, CA Elections Receives ISO 9001 Certification

The Registrar of Voters underwent a rigorous evaluation and audit process to be granted ISO 9001:2015 certification. 

SANTA ANA, CA – February 10, 2022 – Following a year long process, the Orange County Registrar of Voters has been granted ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures its services meet the needs of stakeholders through the use of an effective quality management system. 

It is rare for government institutions to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification, which is typically applied in leading private industries. 

Orange County, CA Elections Releases 2021 Voting Rights Act Compliance Report

Agency releases biennial report detailing extensive and on-going Voting Rights Act compliance programs covering 2010 - 2020

SANTA ANA, CA – October 12, 2021 – The Orange County Registrar of Voters released their 2021 biennial Voting Rights Act Compliance and Bilingual Outreach report today. 

Orange County, CA Releases 2021 Amended Election Administration Plan

The 2021 Amended Election Administration Plan describes how elections are administered in Orange County.  

SANTA ANA, CA – The 2021 Amended Election Administration Plan is posted on the Registrar of Voters’ website at ocvote.com/eap. The Plan is available in English and translated versions in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi (Persian), Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, and Tagalog will be subsequently posted in accordance with federal and state law.