Get ready to cast your ballot – if you haven’t already done so by mail, that is.
Nearly 40 vote centers open across Orange County on Saturday, Oct. 29. Operated by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, they are “one-stop-shops” for residents to register to vote, cast ballots, receive a replacement ballot, or otherwise get help. Some vote centers will offer a drive-through ballot dropoff option as well.
Vote centers are staffed by teams who receive comprehensive training prior to work, according to the Registrar’s office.
The first wave of open vote centers will operation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.
More vote centers will open Nov. 5 and centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Nov. 7. On Election Day, Nov. 8, all vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to the vote centers, pop-up vote centers will also begin this weekend and will offer assistance, a place to cast ballots, and registration options. The first will be at Garden Grove City Hall at 11222 Acacia Pkwy. on Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next location will open at Orange Coast College at 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa during the same time frame.
The initial vote centers opening on Oct. 29 are:
— Aliso Viejo Branch Library at 1 Journey
— Downtown Anaheim Youth Center at 225 S Philadelphia St.
— East Anaheim Community Center at 8201 E Santa Ana Canyon Road
— West Anaheim Youth Center at 320 S Beach Blvd.
— Brea Civic and Cultural Center at 1 Civic Center Circle
— Buena Park Community Center at 6688 Beach Blvd.
— Costa Mesa Senior Center at 695 W 19th St.
— Cypress Community Center at 5700 Orange Ave.
— Dana Point Community Center at 34052 Del Obispo St.
— Freedom Hall at Mile Square Park (Fountain Valley) at 16801 Euclid St.
— Fullerton Public Library at 353 W Commonwealth Ave.
— Garden Grove Sports and Recreation Center at 13641 Deodara Drive
— West Haven Park (Garden Grove) at 12252 West St.
— Edison Community Center (Huntington Beach) at 21377 Magnolia St.
— Huntington Beach Central Library at 7111 Talbert Ave.
— Murdy Community Center (Huntington Beach) at 7000 Norma Drive
— Irvine Civic Center at 1 Civic Center Plaza
— Los Olivos Community Center (Irvine) at 101 Alfonso
— La Habra Community Center at 101 W La Habra Blvd.
— Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center at 380 3rd St.
— Laguna Niguel City Hall at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway
— Laguna Woods City Hall at 24264 El Toro Road
— Lake Forest Senior Center Clubhouse at 100 Civic Center Drive
— Mission Viejo City Hall at 200 Civic Center
— Newport Beach Civic Center at 100 Civic Center Drive
— El Modena Branch Library (Orange) at 380 S Hewes St.
— Orange Public Library at 407 E Chapman Ave.
— Backs Community Building (Placentia) at 201 N Bradford Ave.
— Rancho Santa Margarita Branch Library at 30902 La Promesa
— San Clemente Community Center at 100 N Calle Seville
— San Juan Capistrano Community Center at 25925 Camino Del Avion
— Jerome Center (Santa Ana) at 726 S Center St.
— Orange County Registrar of Voters (Santa Ana) at 1300 S Grand Ave. Building C
— Seal Beach Senior Center at 707 Electric Ave.
— Clifton C. Miller Community Center (Tustin) at 300 Centennial Way
— Miriam Warne Community Building (Westminster) at 14491 Beach Blvd.
— Yorba Linda Library at 4852 Lakeview Ave.
More will open in November.
A full list of vote centers, what day they open, and if they offer a drive-thru ballot drop-off option can be found at https://ocvote.gov/elections/2022-general-election/vote-center-locations. A list of pop-up centers can be found at ocvote.gov/pop-up.
Source: Orange County Register