Get Ready for Vote Centers
California Primary Election – March 3, 2020
General Election – November 3, 2020
No need for a Provisional Ballot. Each voter registered in Orange County can cast his or her ballot at any of the 180 Orange County Vote Centers. You will never be far from a Vote Center. Laguna Woods will have a Vote Center at Clubhouse 7.
Vote-By-Mail for All
With Vote Centers, all registered voters in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
Submitting Your Ballot
- Send your vote-by-mail ballot in the mail
- Drop your ballot in a secure Ballot Drop Box--locations will be sent to you by the Registrar of Voters
- Drop off your ballot at a Vote Center
Vote Centers Open Multiple Days
Some Vote Centers will be open 10 days before Election Day including weekends. Others, like in Laguna Woods, will be open 4 days: Feb. 29 - March 3. You will now be able to vote when and where it’s convenient for you.
Why the 2020 Census Matters
More than 300 Federally funded programs rely on census data to distribute $750 billion to states and local governments.
Impact of The Data to Your Community
- Everyone is counted!
- It is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and the number of votes each state has in the Electoral College.
- Used for the funding of roads, hospitals and programs such as Medicare Part B.
- Helps local businesses to decide where to open new stores or expand an operation and which products and services to offer.
2020 Census Timeline
March 2020 – Invitation will be sent to respond online, by phone or by mail.
April 2020 – Census takers begin visiting college dorms, senior centers and large living complexes.
May 2020 - Census takers begin visiting homes that haven’t responded.
December 2020 – The Census Bureau delivers counts to the President and Congress.
March 31, 2021 – The Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.