Make Sure Your Vote Counts! Some Advice for Mail In Ballots

From about 3% of total votes in California in 1966 to about 60% in 2016, absentee ballots have become the norm in voting. So, if you are voting this way, here is a little advice.

On the City of Irvine website, it states that vote-by-mail ballots should have two stamps. Some suggest the post office will still deliver with only one stamp (e.g., an announcement at a recent League of Women Voters meeting). But to ensure your vote counts, you should use two.

Then, you can use the website to make sure it has been received by the Registrar of Voters.


Alternatively, you can hand deliver a mail-in ballot to early voter stations. These include the following places:

Registrar of Voters Office

1300 South Grand Ave., Bldg. C

Santa Ana, CA 92705

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


              Irvine Civic Center

              1 Civic Center Plaza

              Irvine, CA 92606


Costa Mesa Senior Center

695 W. 19th Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Fullerton Community Center

340 W. Commonwealth Avenue

Fullerton, CA 92832


Mission Viejo City Hall

200 Civic Center

Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Another option is to deliver it to the polls on election day.

Hope this helps.