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  1. Election Review

  2. Orange County Election InfrastructureNeal Kelley, Registrar of VotersApril 15, 2011

  3. Questions I Will Answer • 1. How are the voter rolls protected? • 2. What is happening with vote-by-mail? Is it safe? • 3. How does all of this apply to business? April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  4. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “Anger over vote tally in Riverside County” • Press-Enterprise, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  5. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “Fresno County voting extended for long lines” • The Fresno Bee, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  6. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “Over half of county’s (El Dorado) poll sites ran out of ballots” • KCRA 3 Television, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  7. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “Printing company causes 100,000 ballot-reading errors in Santa Clara County” • Peninsula Press, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  8. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “Fresno County ballots have wrong language for Props. 22, 23” • The Sacramento Bee, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  9. November 2010 Election Comparisons • “County (Santa Clara) results to be delayed; registrar’s office blames lengthy ballot” • Contra Costa Times, November 2010 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  10. Orange County’s November 2010 Election • First large county to post last results on Election Night • First large county to certify election • 440,000 voters processed on Election Day • 900,000 ballots counted in record time April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  11. Orange County’s November 2010 Election • Zero errors on ballots and sample ballots • Nearly 6,000 poll workers recruited • All language requirements met • Positive media coverage • All deadlines met April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  12. November 2010 General Election Review • November 2010 final election registration: 1,621,934 • November 2008 final election registration: 1,607,989 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  13. November 2010 General Election Review • November 2010 vote-by-mail ballots issued: 681,914 • November 2008 vote-by-mail ballots issued: 663,738 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  14. November 2010 General Election Review • November 2010 vote-by-mail ballots cast: 466,157 • November 2008 vote-by-mail ballots cast: 521,348 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  15. November 2010 General Election Review • 52% of ballots cast • 45% of ballots cast • November 2010 vote-by-mail ballots cast: 466,157 • November 2008 vote-by-mail ballots cast: 521,348 April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  16. Update of Vote-by-Mail in Orange County • In three of the last primary elections vote-by-mail exceeded polling place voting • 2010 general election vote-by-mail exceeded polling place voting April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  17. Update of Vote-by-Mail in Orange County • Special election vote-by-mail voting continues to exceed polling place voting April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  18. Vote-by-mail begins steady growth in 2006 Text Text April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  19. Vote-by-mail increases 39% in a four year period April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  20. Vote-by-Mail Update Summary • Vote-by-mail participation continues to grow in Orange County • Vote-by-mail legislative proposals are on the rise • There is no evidence of increased incidents of fraud • Since 2009 we have expanded our ability to handle increased volume April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  21. November 2010 General Election Review April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  22. Voter Registration and Data Integrity • More registrered voters than 21 states (1.6 million records) • 155,696 forms submitted in 2010; removed 35,429 from list • Validation with DMV; real time processing with state; death record changes April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  23. Statewide Election Update • June is off of the table • September or November is a possiblity and may come in the form of a statewide initiative • Bill to consolidate Presidential and Statewide primaries passed Assembly unanimously April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  24. Proposition 14 Preparations • Known as the “Top 2” Primary Act • AB80 may offer possible solutions to voting system issues • Candidates will only advance to the general if they are one of the top-two vote getters April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  25. Proposition 14 Preparations • Language following candidate names: • “My party preference is the ___ Party” • “No Party Preference” • “My party preference is the ___ Party” (if does not want on the ballot) April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  26. Sample Ballot Online EC 13300.7 • AB 1717 - Local election officials may establish a process that allows a voter to opt out of receiving the sample ballot by mail • Voter may instead access the sample ballot and related materials via email or website April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  27. Post Canvass Audit EC 15620; 15621; 16401; 16421; 15560 • AB 2023 - Secretary of State to establish a post-canvass risk-limiting audit pilot program in 5 or more counties • Participation in this program is voluntary • Participants audit one or more contests manually April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  28. Prohibited Activities EC 18112; 18604 • AB 2101 - Those guilty of engaging in prohibited voter registration or signature gathering activities affected • These individuals may be prevented from receiving money or other consideration for these activities April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  29. Manufacturer Reporting EC 13002; 13004; 13005; 13006 et al • SB 1404 - Requires the SOS to adopt regulations governing the production of ballots • Requires ballot manufacturers and voting system vendors to disclose any known flaws or defects • Permits penalties to be levied April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  30. Voting System Sustainability April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  31. April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  32. Conclusion? • Process is challenging to navigate but essential during difficult financial periods April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  33. Census and Voting Rights Act Update for 2011 • Data has been released to the states • No new Congressional seats in California • Section II data has been released to U.S. DOJ April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  34. Census and Voting Rights Act Update for 2011 • Census to publish in federal register in summer 2011 language requirements for political districts • Formula uses national literacy rate - not calculated yet for 2011 • We are analyzing data now April 15, 2011 Orange County Business Council Government Affairs

  35. Thank You! • OC Registrar of Voters • Practicing Performance Excellence