No in-person voting in recall

THE WESTMINSTER city council recall election is going to by-mail voting or at select drop-off points, by order of Gov. Newsom (Shutterstock).

Voting in person in the Westminster recall election will be exclusively by mail, with a few exceptions.

Operating under an order by Gov. Gavin Newsom as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the voting that was supposed to start on March 28 and continue to April 7 has been cancelled.

According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, closed to in-person voting were three sites previously identified for such balloting, and they are Miriam Warner Community Building, Sigler Park Family Resource Center (both in Westminster) and the Orange County Registrar of Voters in Santa Ana.

As an alternative, voters can:

  • mail their ballot (postage is pre-paid) so that it is postmarked by Election Day, April 7.
  • drop off their ballot at the Registrar’s ballet drop box – open 24 hours a day – no later than 8 p.m. on April 7 at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana.
  • Drop off the ballot at a ballot drop box in Westminster – open 24 hours a day – at the following locations no later than 8 p.m. on April. Those locations are the Korean Martyrs Catholic Center (7655 Trask Ave.), Park West Park (8301 West McFadden Ave.) and West County Professional and Medical Center (14120 Beach Blvd.)

If you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail or have other questions, call (714) 567-7600.

The election will decide whether to remove from office three members of the city council – Mayor Tri Ta and councilmembers Kimberly Ho and Chi Charlie Nguyen –and replace them with other persons.

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