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Orange County (California) Registrar of Voters
May 15, 2019

Secretary of State Joins Registrar of Voters and Orange County Cities to Launch "Roadshow to Vote Centers 2020"

SANTA ANA, CA – May 15, 2019 – The Registrar of Voters will be hosting a press conference on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. at the Irvine Civic Center to highlight the extensive planning and outreach efforts to transition to vote centers in Orange County in 2020. Also participating will be Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Molly McLaughlin, City Clerk, City of Irvine, Theresa Bass, City Clerk, City of Anaheim, and Adria Jimenez, City Clerk, City of Buena Park.
Orange County will be transitioning to the Voter’s Choice Act for the Presidential Primary on March 3, 2020. In addition to conducting public meetings as required by law, the “Roadshow to Vote Centers 2020” monthly update meetings are designed to raise awareness about changes to the voting and elections process by partnering with government officials, political parties, nonprofit organizations, and community advocates.

Quote by Irvine City Clerk Molly McLaughlin
"The City of Irvine is proud to continue the collaborative relationship with the Registrar of Voters and the Secretary of State in ensuring voter rights, voter convenience, and certainly voter inclusivity," said Molly McLaughlin, Irvine City Clerk.  "I can personally attest to the convenience and professionalism of a Vote Center where voter concerns and problems can often be easily and promptly addressed – without the long lines."

Quote by Anaheim City Clerk Theresa Bass
"This is a significant move for democracy and the City of Anaheim is excited to partner with the Orange County Registrar of Voters and the Secretary of State in their efforts to provide our voters with greater flexibility and convenience ensuring every voter has an opportunity to cast their vote," said Theresa Bass, Anaheim City Clerk. "The new election model allows voters to choose when, where and how they will cast their vote on Election Day providing for an open and accessible experience for all voters."

Quote by Buena Park City Clerk Adria Jimenez
"The City of Buena Park is excited to participate in the Registrar of Voter’s, "Roadshow to Vote Centers 2020."  Voting information and accessibility has always been a priority for Buena Park, and partnering with the Secretary of State and the Registrar of Voters to kick-off this program provides an opportunity to be at the forefront of our growing electoral process," said Adria Jimenez, Buena Park City Clerk.  

Following the press conference, Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley and Secretary of State Alex Padilla will provide an overview of the Voter’s Choice Act and vote centers, current local planning efforts, and an overview of what to expect leading up to the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. The meeting will be attended by Orange County city clerks and other government administrators who are involved with the election process, but the meeting is also open to the public. Additional meetings are being scheduled for language communities, disabled communities, political parties, and advocacy organizations.

More information and a calendar of upcoming meetings and events can be found at ocvote.com/votecenter. 
To access a full press kit, click here.
When and where?
Friday, May 17, 2019
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Irvine Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
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About the Registrar of Voters: 
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for conducting elections in the County of Orange, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States with 1.6 million registered voters. We are a County agency, which receives funding from the County's General Fund and periodic reimbursement from the federal government, the State of California and local jurisdictions. Read more >>
Media Contacts: 
Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters