Rather than going to the polling place to cast a ballot on Election Day, you may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Any registered voter may apply for a Vote by Mail ballot. Applying is easy. Simply select one of the following options:
- By Mail: Complete the Vote-by-Mail ballot application that is on the back cover of the sample ballot (sent to you prior to an election) and mail to Orange County Registrar of Voters.
- By Internet: Download and complete a Vote-by-Mail ballot application from the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.
You may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot:
During the final 6 days prior to an election. If you become ill, disabled or find that you will be away from your polling place on Election Day, you may vote an emergency Vote-by-Mail ballot. You can vote in person at the Orange County Registrar of Voters office or send in a written/signed request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot authorizing another person to bring you the ballot and return it to the elections office or any polling place after you have voted.
The elections official cannot accept any mail applications less than 7 days prior to an election.
- As early as 60 days prior to an election.