Attention voters! Deadline to request No Party Preference ballots is Jan. 2, 2020

Dear OCEA member,

On Friday, the OC Registrar of Voters Office issued a press release with important information for No Party Preference voters (voters who are not registered with a specific political party) wishing to vote for a presidential candidate in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election. The Registrar needs to know which ballot you would like by Jan. 2 , 2020. No Party Preference voters that do not inform the Registrar will receive a ballot without presidential candidates. The information from the Registrar includes the following:

  • You must request a presidential primary ballot from the Registrar before Jan. 2, 2020;
  • To vote for Green, Peace and Freedom, or Republican Party presidential candidates, you must re-register with that specific party;
  • The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian parties allow No Party Preference voting without having to re-register.

Several weeks ago, the Registrar of Voters sent a postcard with pre-paid return postage to the County’s nearly 425,000 voters so they can make their selection via mail. No Party Preference voters may also submit their request online at, by calling the Registrar's office at (714) 567-7600, or by sending a fax to (714) 567-7556.

You can read the press release by clicking here.

The March 3, 2020 Primary Election will be the first time Vote Centers are used in Orange County in place of traditional polling places. Vote Centers mean many more options for voters. You can vote at home, in-person, at a drive-thru ballot drop-off location, return your ballot via the United States Postal Service, or personally deliver your ballot – the choice is yours. To learn more about Vote Centers, click here

Look for more email communications on the upcoming elections including an OCEA Voter Guide identifying those candidates willing to stand with working families on the issues that make a difference to you - the right to bargain in good faith with our employers, fair wages and retirement security.

When working people stand together, we have a stronger voice. 

In Solidarity,

Tim Steed
OCEA Asst. General Manager

Publication Date: December 30, 2019