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What’s The Latest On Orange County Voting? We Speak With Registrar Neal Kelley




Poll workers attach a sign as they set up a voting station at Laguna Beach City Hall in Laguna Beach in Orange County California, before the polls open, November 6, 2018.
Poll workers attach a sign as they set up a voting station at Laguna Beach City Hall in Laguna Beach in Orange County California, before the polls open, November 6, 2018.
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It’s Election Day, which means that Orange County voters who have not already cast their ballots will be lining up at one of the county’s 167 vote centers today.

As of Nov. 2, more than one million O.C. voters had already cast their ballots, which accounts for over half of registered voters in the county. Orange County’s Registrar of Voters had previously encouraged early voting in order to prevent congestion at the polls.

Like many voting operations in 2020, Orange County’s Registrar has had to significantly shift in response to the pandemic, primarily by anticipating and preparing for an influx of vote-by-mail ballots. The Registrar's office has also had to deal with controversies like California GOP’s unofficial ballot boxes (that were labeled “official”) which appeared in Santa Ana last month, as well as the cancellation of a pop-up Santa Ana voting location that was close to wildfire evacuation zones and emergency traffic. 

How is voting in Orange County going? We’re speaking with the Registrar of Voters for Orange County, Neal Kelley. Do you have questions or comments? Leave them below or give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California