The June 7 primary election is now history—and while some votes are still being counted, and some close races will continue on in November, counties report that the election came off very smoothly even with last minute voter registrations and millions of vote by mail ballots pouring in this year.
“Overall, things went very well,” according to Neal Kelley, Orange County’s Registrar of Voters and President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials. “We know we can expect some issues to crop up in any statewide California election. (We have) 17 million voters and the volume we are dealing with is one of the things to consider. That being said, the stories today are about the contests and the candidates, which is what we like to see. No systemic or major issues to report.”