Wed. Feb 8th, 2023

SANTA ANA – There have been recent reports of groups promoting unofficial ballot drop boxes that are not affiliated with Orange County, CA Elections. In some instances, they are promoting these ballot drop boxes as “official” or “secure.” The use of unauthorized, non-official ballot drop boxes is prohibited by state law. 



Voters who want to return their ballot at a drop box should only use official county drop boxes. Official ballot drop boxes are clearly recognizable, designed to meet state standards for security, and bear the official Orange County Elections logo and Orange County seal.                               

Quote by Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley:

“One of my important roles as the chief election official for Orange County is to provide options for voters – in fact tens of thousands of voters have utilized our official ballot drop boxes in recent days.” He continued, “It’s important for groups, or individuals, to understand that attempting to post or install unofficial ballot drop boxes is in violation of state law.  Voters can contact my office at 714-567-7600 to report any concerns.”

Locations of Orange County’s official ballot drop boxes can be found at ocvote.com/options.

Tips for Voters:

To view an image of an official Orange County ballot drop box click here.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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