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Public Notice of Observation Schedule for 2024 City of Anaheim District 3 Special Recall Election

Observation Schedule for June 4, 2024 City of Anaheim District 3 Special Recall Election

SANTA ANA, CA – April 16, 2024 – The public is invited to observe as the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducts the June 4, 2024 City of Anaheim District 3 Special Recall Election. All ballot processing, counting, testing and audits will take place at the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office 1300 S Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705. Observers are also welcome to visit the Vote Center and ballot drop box locations in the City of Anaheim and at the Registrar of Voters office to observe daily operations.

The start dates for significant election activities are listed below. Daily election activities are posted and updated on an observation calendar on the Registrar of Voters website –

Start Date/Time

Observable Election Activity

May 6, 2024

8 a.m.





Ballots for all active registered voters in Anaheim’s District 3 will be delivered to the U.S. Postal Service for mailing. Voters may also visit the Registrar of Voters to be issued and vote a ballot.

May 7, 2024

10 a.m.

Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Test

Accuracy testing of Orange County’s voting system will start with the preparation of test ballots and will continue until all devices to be used in this election have been included in the test. It is expected that scanning of the test ballots will commence on Tuesday, May 7.


May 7, 2024

1 p.m.

Processing of Mail Ballots

Mail ballot processing includes sorting, signature verification, collection and return operations, and duplication of the official ballots.


May 14, 2024

10 a.m.

Counting of Mail Ballots

Mail ballots accepted for counting are scanned. The votes on the scanned ballots may not be tabulated by the voting system, accessed by Registrar of Voters staff, or released until 8 p.m. on Tuesday,

June 4.


May 25, 2024

8 a.m.

Vote Centers Open

One Vote Center opens in the City of Anaheim and one at the Registrar of Voters Office to serve voters daily. Both Vote Centers will be open through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Processing of Conditional Voter Registrations and provisional ballots can begin.


June 4, 2024

After 8 p.m.

Tabulation of Ballots

The votes from mail ballots processed and scanned by this day and in-person ballots cast at Vote Centers will be tabulated by the voting system. Unofficial Election Results Reports will be posted at 8:05 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and every half hour thereafter until all Vote Center ballots are tabulated.


June 5, 2024

8 a.m.

Official Canvass

During the Official Canvass, the Registrar of Voters continues to process mail ballots; accounts for all ballots that were issued, voted, and those that were not used; and completes audits. The canvass must be completed no later than Tuesday, June 28.


June 5, 2024

11 a.m.

One Percent Manual Tally

At least 1% of all precincts will be randomly selected at this time. It is expected that the hand counting of all ballots from those precincts to verify the votes tabulated by the voting system software will commence on Friday, June 7.


June 10, 2024

8 a.m.

Post-Election Logic and Accuracy Test

The scanning of test ballots on all voting system devices will commence to confirm that the system is still tabulating votes accurately.




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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 >>

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Orange County Registrar of Voters

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