About the 2020 Presidential Election
The California Presidential Election are on November 3, 2020. Major changes will be coming to the election process in Orange County this year, including the replacement of traditional polling places with voting centers and the ability to register to vote on Election Day! SAC wants to provide you with the necessary information to make sure you can take part.
In order to be eligible to vote in California, you must be:
A United States citizen and California Resident
18 years or older on election day
Not currently in state or federal prison for the conviction of a felony
Not prohibited to vote by a court due to mental incompetency
Some form of identification ( e.g., your student ID card)
The last four digits of your social security number
Your date of birth
Note: 16 and 17 year olds may pre-register to vote if they will be 18 on Election day.
California residents can register to vote at
Register in Person
Residents can register to vote at the county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices or U.S. post office. You must ensure that your application is filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office 15 days prior to the election.
Register at a Voting Center, even on Election Day!
Starting in 2017, California residents that missed the registration deadline can still register to vote 14 days prior to the election and on Election Day under Conditional Voter Registration. In 2020, this will be expanded to allow people to register to vote on Election day at any voting center.
For Dates and locations of voting centers, including locations that offer language assistance in Spanish, click the image above.
Vote-By-Mail for All
Starting in 2020, all registered voters in Orange County will receive an optional vote-by-mail ballot. Fill out your ballot and mail it back from the comfort of your home.
Ballot Drop Boxes
If you would rather not mail out your ballot but don't want to line up at a voting center, you can drop off your votes at a ballot drop box.
There will be a ballot drop box in the Bristol Marketplace, right across the street from Santa Ana College.
To locate another ballot drop box, click here.
Starting in 2020, the traditional polling sites will be replaced by 188 voting centers located across Orange County. These voting centers will be open for up to ten days prior to the election, including weekends. Rather than be assigned a voting center, residents will be able to vote at the center of their choice.
Santa Ana College has a polling center located on campus!
To locate another voting center,
Ballotpedia: Learn about the candidates and measures that will be voted on in upcoming elections. The site provides information in a fair and unbiased manner.
OC Registrar of Voters: Get more in depth information on how to register, how to vote, and much more on this site.