Since big changes are coming to the manner in which we vote, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be holding more than two dozen community meetings through July.
“Starting with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, every registered voter in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot and will have the option to vote in person at any Vote Center in the County,” states a June 6 Registrar of Voters news release. “In addition to informing the public about these important voting changes, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be seeking community input on possible locations for the placement of Vote Centers.”
To help members of the public through the new voting procedures, the Registrar will hold 26 workshops at various places around the county from Saturday, June 8 through Saturday, July 13. Click here for a complete list of workshop dates, times, and locations.
“California law requires a minimum number of public meetings to inform the public about these kinds of changes to voting,” said Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters, in the news release. “We are going well beyond the statutory requirements to ensure the public has ample opportunities to provide input into this process.”
For more information, go to OCVote.com/votecenter.
Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He spent a dozen years as Editor of MauiTime, the last alt weekly in Hawaii. He also wrote three trashy novels about Maui, which were published by Event Horizon Press. But he got his start at OC Weekly, and returned to the paper in 2019 as a Staff Writer.