Election Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaches

Election Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaches
The Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana, Calif., on March 5, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Rudy Blalock

The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 24, the last day for those who are not registered or have had a change of address.

After the deadline, “conditional voting registration” is allowed in California for 14 days prior to the election, allowing voters to sign up online or in person and pick up their ballot at a voting center.

Provisional ballots will be provided for those registering late, allowing their ballot to be cast with eligibility determination after the election.

Ballots, which can be mailed in or cast in person, will be mailed Oct. 10 to those already registered. Voters can track their ballot at ocvote.gov/track.

According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, 1.8 million county residents are currently registered to vote.

Of the registered, 38 percent are Democrats, 33 percent are Republican, 24 percent have a No Party Preference, and 6 percent belong to other minor parties, the registrar reported.

Customer service representatives are needed for voting centers, according to the registrar. Pay is $20 an hour.

Those interested can apply online by visiting ocvote.gov and select “join our team.”

On the ballot will be the top two contenders from the primary runoff elections for federal, state, and superior court judges as well as seven statewide propositions.

Additionally, in Orange County, three seats for the Board of Supervisors are up for grabs as well as 73 city offices, 63 school and special district offices, 186 candidate contests, and 20 local measures.

The deadline to vote is Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., and preliminary results will be made available online starting from 8:05 p.m. at ocvote.gov/results.

Election results must be certified by Dec. 8.

Rudy Blalock is a Southern California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. Originally from Michigan, he moved to California in 2017, and the sunshine and ocean have kept him here since. In his free time, he may be found underwater scuba diving, on top of a mountain hiking or snowboarding—or at home meditating, which helps fuel his active lifestyle.