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Orange County, CA Elections Releases a Recap of the November 2020 Presidential Election

Historic November 2020 General Election reveals noteworthy voter data across multiple categories. 

SANTA ANA, CA – January 22, 2021 – Following record setting turnout and shifts in voter behavior during the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, the Registrar of Voters has released a report detailing voter behavior and survey data from the election.

The November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election was both a unique and historic election as the COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges for election administration nationwide.

At the time of the election, there were approximately 1.7 million registered voters who received a Voter Information Guide and an official ballot through the mail. In Orange County, a total of 1,546,570 ballots were cast for an 87.3% turnout in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, one of the highest turnout elections in Orange County’s history and one of the highest in California. The report highlights how, when and where voters were casting their ballots in addition to trends and changes from previous Presidential Elections.  Analysis includes metrics from turnout, party participation, and voting methodology.

In addition to data from voter behavior, this comprehensive report comprises data from seven surveys, which include multiple categories from the election that provides insight into the performance of the Registrar of Voters’ operations.

Quote by Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley:

"The November 2020 Presidential Election was unlike any in modern history – here in Orange County we not only changed the way we voted in 2020, but we successfully implemented a new voting system during a global pandemic.” He continued, “My team and I will look for opportunities to continue providing excellent service and maintaining the public’s trust and confidence in elections in Orange County.”

The Recap of the November 2020 Presidential Election Report can be viewed in the Election Library at


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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
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Orange County Registrar of Voters

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