Orange County offers early voting to all registered Orange County voters who wish to vote early, in-person rather than voting absentee by mail or on Election Day.
2021 Early Voting Schedule:
SAME DAY REGISTRATION
Same Day Voter Registration is available during the Early Voting period at all Early Voting sites. If completing Same-Day Registration, one must bring a valid form of government ID (does not need to be a photo id, but must show residence in Orange County), and must vote during Early Voting rather than on Election Day.
BY-MAIL VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The voter registration deadline is 25 days prior to an election, falling on a Friday, at 5:00 p.m. Applications must be delivered to the Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. or must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m.
Orange County also offers absentee voting by mail to all Orange County registered voters who wish to vote by mail rather than in person at a one-stop early voting site or on Election Day. Absentee ballot requests may be submitted using the required Absentee Ballot Request Form, either in person (at the above address) or by mail (at the Post Office Box listed above).
For information on receiving your absentee ballot by mail, rather than voting in person, visit the Absentee Voting by Mail page.
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Orange County is following the guidelines and procedures established by the State Board of Elections in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep voters safe while voting during the upcoming election. These precautions include:
- Masks available for voters who do not bring their own.
- Single-use pens for voters to mark their ballots.
- Single-use cotton swabs for voters using touchscreen voting machines.
- Social distancing for all election officials and voters
- Hand sanitizer for voters and election officials.
- Masks, face shields, and gloves for election officials.
- Protective barriers between poll workers and voters at check-in and ballot tables