Vote-by-Mail Voting Underway
Record 720,000 permanent vote-by-mail ballots mailed
SANTA ANA, CA – May 12, 2014 – The Registrar of Voters mailed a record number of vote-by-mail ballots to voters last week. The number of voters receiving a permanent vote-by-mail ballot has more than doubled in the past six years.
“It’s clear that we will continue to see a record number of vote-by-mail ballots cast here in Orange County,” said Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters. “Trends show that vote-by-mail voting will continue to surpass polling place voting,” he continued.
Statewide data indicates that over 8.4 million ballots will be mailed to voters throughout California, which represents 44% of the registered voters in the state. Voters throughout Orange County have been reporting that they have received their vote-by-mail ballot.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the June election is Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Voters can make a one-time request for a vote-by-mail ballot online by visiting ocvote.com/votebymail or by using the application found on the back of their sample ballot. Voters can also track the delivery and return of their vote-by-mail ballot online.
Orange County is the only election jurisdiction in the country to offer extensive real-time data online, which allows users to track data on the mailing and returns of vote-by-mail ballots – from party breakdowns to daily returns. Users can visit the Data Central section of the Registrar of Voters’ website by visiting ocvote.com/datacentral.
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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 1.6 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.
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