UPDATE: We are hearing that Troy Edgar may file an appeal on Monday to reverse the OC Registrar of Voter’s decision to not count his nomination signatures as valid after Edgar got caught collecting signatures in the Registrar’s office after the 5 pm deadline. Reportedly up to five witnesses are ready to testify that Edgar’s pal Brett Barbre was the one collecting the signatures after the deadline. We hope Edgar won’t waste taxpayer resources on such a silly appeal.
Extension of Candidate Filing Period for the Statewide Direct Primary Election
When incumbents do not file for re-election the filing period is extended.
SANTA ANA, CA – March 7, 2014 – The Registrar of Voters announced today that the nomination period has been extended until March 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. for the offices listed below because the incumbent failed to file Nomination Papers by the March 7, 2014 deadline.
Any qualified person, other than the incumbent, can now file the Nomination Papers until March 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California. Continue reading
By OC Supervisor Pat Bates
The upcoming Statewide Direct Primary Election, Tuesday, June 3 and the General Municipal Election, Tuesday, November 4 provide an opportunity to review your voter registration requirements and upcoming dates.
If you have moved since the last election, changed your name or political party affiliation, you will be required to re-register in order to be eligible to participate in the upcoming elections. If you are turning 18 on or before Election Day, you are eligible to vote.
Important upcoming dates: Continue reading
By: Shawn Nelson, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
(Santa Ana, CA) — Orange County has been recognized by the bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration for best practices, innovation and elections operations in a report recently presented to the White House.
The 122-page report, which examined election operations across the country in 2012, included 19 recommendations for improving the administration of elections nationally. They include expanding voter registration opportunities, improving the accuracy of voter lists, improving access to polling places, employing state-of-the-art techniques for efficient management of polling places and replacing antiquated voting machines. Continue reading
June Primary Election Calendar
By: Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates
The Registrar of Voters (ROV) has posted their full 2014 June Primary election calendar online, detailing every critical date, statutory deadlines and requirements. If you’re considering running for office, campaigning, holding registration drives, or are just interested in elections in general, you’ll want to check out their comprehensive calendar. Continue reading
Orange County Registrar of Voters Releases Customer Service Results for Cypress Special Election
Comparative Data Now Available for Seven Major Elections
SANTA ANA, CA – October 25, 2013 – The Registrar of Voters released results today of eight customer service surveys taken during the City of Cypress Special Municipal Election held on June 25, 2013.
During the City of Cypress Special Municipal Election extensive surveys were used to gather data on eight levels of service provided by the Registrar of Voters. Written and telephone surveys were distributed to various participants and stakeholders. Overall, the results of this survey reflected extremely well on the operations and service provided. In line with the continual improvement philosophy of the department, areas of improvement have been noted and have been addressed for the upcoming 2014 election cycle.. Continue reading