featured graphic for the OC Registrar of Voters

Observation schedule for June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election

The public is invited to observe as the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducts the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

The start date for significant election activities are listed below. Daily election activities are posted and updated on an observation calendar on the Registrar of Voters website – www.ocvote.gov/observe.

 
Start Date/Time
Observable Election Activity
May 6, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Test
Accuracy testing of Orange County’s voting system will start with the preparation of nearly 400 test ballots and will continue until all devices have been included in the test. It is expected that scanning of the test ballots will commence on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m.
May 10, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Processing of Mail Ballots
Mail ballot processing includes sorting, signature verification, collection and return operations, and duplication of the official ballots.
May 17, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Counting of Mail Ballots
Mail ballots accepted for counting are scanned. The votes on the scanned ballots may not be tabulated by the voting system, accessed by Registrar of Voters staff, or released until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.
May 28, 2022
8 a.m.
Vote Centers Open
Forty-three Vote Centers open throughout the county to serve voters daily. An additional 138 Vote Centers will open Saturday, on June 4. All 181 Vote Centers will be open through 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Processing of Conditional Voter Registrations and provisional ballots can begin.
June 7, 2022
After 8 p.m.
Tabulation of Vote Center Ballots
The votes from ballots cast at Vote Centers will be tabulated by the voting system and continues until complete.
June 8, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Official Canvass
During the Official Canvass, the Registrar of Voters continues to process mail ballots; accounts for all ballots that were issued, voted, and those that were not used; and completes audits. The canvass must be completed no later than Thursday, July 7.
June 9, 2022
11:00 a.m.
One Percent Manual Tally
Ballots from at least 1% of all precincts will be randomly selected at this time. It is expected that the hand counting of those ballots to verify the votes tabulated by the voting system software will commence on Friday, June 17.
June 10, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Risk Limiting Audit
Election contests to be included in the Risk Limiting Audit as well as the randomly selected seed number of at least 20 digits to select ballots will be determined at this time. It is expected that the hand counting of those ballots to verify the votes tabulated by the voting system software will commence on Friday, June 17.
June 17, 2022
8:00 a.m.
Post-Election Logic and Accuracy Test
The scanning of test ballots on all voting system devices will commence to confirm that the system is still tabulating votes accurately.