By: Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer
This coming Tuesday, June 3, is Election Day. Voters will cast their ballots throughout the state for numerous state and local offices.
“The American form of government works best when citizens participate in the process,” Supervisor Todd Spitzer said. “I encourage all registered voters to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election.”
The Registrar of Voters has set up a web site for voter election information, including where their polling places are, copies of their sample ballots, and how to obtain an emergency absentee ballot.
Polling places are open from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM on Tuesday. Vote-by-mail ballots (formerly known as absentee ballots) must arrive at the office of the Registrar of Voters or at a County polling place by 8:00 PM on Tuesday (postmarks do NOT count). With only four days until the election, residents are discouraged from sending these ballots by mail, as postal delays may result in them failing to arrive in a timely fashion. These vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off at any polling place on Tuesday or at the Registrar’s office today, Monday, or Tuesday.
Voters throughout Orange County will cast their ballots on eight statewide offices, the State Board of Equalization, United States Representative, State Assembly, seven Countywide offices, four judicial seats, two State ballot measures, and one County ballot measure.
Residents will also vote for State Senate in three of Orange County’s five Senate districts, Supervisor in three of the five supervisorial districts, and members of the County Board of Education in two of the five education trustee areas.
Voters of the Irvine Unified School District have a special election for a six-month term on their school board. Residents of the City of Anaheim will vote on three City ballot measures while residents of the Buena Park School District will have one measure before them.