Orange County Voter Guide

Voting Information: November 6, 2018 Midterm Elections

Important Dates

October 9: Watch your mailbox: Vote-by-Mail ballots start arriving this week
October 22: Last day to Register to Vote. Register here. (New US Citizens and Provisional Ballots: call OC Registrar of Voters)
October 27: Early Voting Centers open. Cast your vote early! Locations and hours below.
October 30: Last day to apply to vote by mail. Apply here.
November 6: Election Day! Polls open 7 AM – 8 PM. Find your polling place.

Early Voting and Ballot Drop-Off Locations

The OC Registrar of Voters is opening early voting centers across Orange County:

Services Offered:

  • Drive-thru ballot drop-off (at select locations)
  • Secure vote-by-mail ballot drop off
  • In-person polling place voting
  • Replacement ballots
  • Voter assistance

Open Dates and Hours:

Oct 27 –Nov 2: 8:00am–5:00pm
Nov 3 –Nov 5: 7:00am–8:00pm
On Election Day November 6, use your regular polling place.Look up your polling place here.


Anaheim City Hall
200 S. Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Located in City Clerk’s office, 2nd floor. Visitor parkingavailable in the City Hall Parking structure.

Costa Mesa Senior Center
695 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Located in Meeting Room 101 inside Costa Mesa Senior Center. Parking in front of Senior Center.

Fullerton Community Center (Drive-thru ballot drop-off)
340 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Located in Boardroom. Parking located behind the Community Center.

Huntington Beach Five Points Plaza
18597 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located in the shopping center. Parking located in the adjacent parking lot.

Irvine Civic Center (Drive-thru ballot drop-off)
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
Located in Conference and Training Center, past reception desk on first floor. Parking is located in front of City Hall.

Mission Viejo City Hall (Drive-thru ballot drop-off)
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Located in Saddleback Room in City Hall building. Parking is located in front of City Hall.

The Capistrano Collection
27184 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Located on-site, facing Ortega Highway. Dedicated parking garage located below the building.

Orange County Registrar of Voters’ Office
1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building C Santa Ana, CA 92705
Located in Building C, inside the main entrance and to the left. Visitor parking is available in front of the building.

Volunteer to Register Voters

Join the effort to register thousands of new voters across Orange County. Become a trained neighborhood organizer through the Grassroots Organizing Program of the Democratic Party of Orange County GRO-DPOC, or join a club near you.

Free Rides to the Polls

Lyft and Uber are providing free rides to the polls on election day. For Lyft details, click here. For Uber program details, click hereThese offers are not managed by the Democratic Party and may require you to download Lyft or Uber apps to your smartphone. If you have questions or would like other support for a ride to the polls, please contact us.

Voter Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683)

If you have questions about your vote or if you encounter issues with voting, please contact the California Democratic Party’s Promote and Protect the Vote Hotline: (877) 321-VOTE (8683).

Volunteer to Protect the Vote

Every vote should count. Join the Protect & Promote The Vote voter protection program to educate voters, provide legal presence, and more. Learn more here.

Prepare for Election Day

The OC Registrar of Voters has a useful video to help you prepare to vote, and estimated wait times at your polling place. Click here for details.

More Vote-by-Mail Options

Click here to download a permanent vote-by-mail application if you are an Orange County voter.

Click here to apply to vote by mail for the upcoming election if you are a registered voter in Orange County.

Click here for information on military and overseas voting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to visit the California Secretary of State’s website.

Click here for the Orange County Registrar of Voters most frequently asked questions

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