A New Way to Vote is Coming to Irvine and Orange County

Friday, February 07, 2020

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The way Orange County residents vote is changing this year. Beginning with the upcoming March 3 Presidential Primary Election, the Orange County Registrar of Voters is replacing its 1,200 precinct polling locations with 188 Vote Centers including 16 in Irvine

Voters now have more options to vote early and on Election Day to match their busy schedules.

All registered voters in Orange County have received or soon will be receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the March election. They can cast their ballots in one of three ways:

  • At a Vote Center: Voters can cast their ballots at any Orange County Vote Center regardless of where they are registered in the County. They can also register to vote, request a replacement ballot, get help in multiple languages, and vote with an accessible voting machine at a Vote Center. Vote Centers will be open as early as February 22.
  • At a Ballot Drop Box: Voters can also securely drop off their ballots at any of the 188 Ballot Drop Box locations throughout Orange County now through Election Day. There are seven Ballot Drop Box locations in Irvine. 
  • By Mail: Voters can mail in their ballots; no stamp required.  

The last day to register to vote in the March 3 election online or by mail is February 18. After February 18, voters can register and vote a provisional ballot as a conditional voter at a Vote Center. The following Vote Centers will be open in Irvine. 

Eleven-Day Vote Centers - Opening Feb. 22

  • Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza
  • Portola Springs Community Center, 900 Tomato Springs
  • Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive

Four-Day Vote Centers - Opening Feb. 29

  • CSUF Irvine Center, 3 Banting
  • Deerfield Community Center, 55 Deerwood West
  • Heritage Park Regional Library, 14361 Yale
  • Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive
  • Lakeview Senior Center, 20 Lake Road
  • Las Lomas Community Center, 10 Federation Way
  • Los Olivos Community Center, 101 Alfonso Drive
  • Northwood Community Center, 4531 Bryan Ave.
  • Orange County Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd. 
  • South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, 9 Truman Street
  • UCI - Mesa Court, 4053 Mesa Road
  • University Community Center, 1 Beech Tree Lane
  • University Hills Community Center, 1083 California Ave. 

For a complete list of Orange County Vote Centers and hours, a list of Ballot Drop Box locations, or for general election information, visit ocvote.com or call the City of Irvine Election Hotline at 949-724-6159. 


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