2024 Primary: Orange County Election Preliminary Results

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While the Orange County Board of Education faces stability, two Orange Unified School District trustees face potential recall.

Turnout among Orange County voters was 36.7 percent in the March 5 primary, according to unofficial results from the county registrar, updated March 13 at 5 p.m.

Out of 1,819,334 registered voters, 667,665 cast ballots either by mail, submitting their ballot at a certified drop box, or voting in person at a vote center.

Here are updated results. April 2 is the last day the election must be certified.

Board of Supervisors

With current 1st District Supervisor Andrew Do ineligible for reelection due to term limits, Orange County is set to welcome at least one new supervisor to its ranks.

1st District

State Sen. Janet Nguyen maintains a strong lead in the race, surpassing Cypress Councilwoman Frances Marquez with 43.55 percent of the vote compared to Ms. Marquez’s 26.11 percent. Trailing behind are Van Tran—Supervisor Do’s chief of staff—Westminster Vice Mayor Kimberly Ho, and former Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo.

If none of the five candidates in the district secures more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two contenders will advance to a November runoff.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

3rd District

With 63.58 percent of the votes, incumbent Donald Wagner leads the race ahead of Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, the sole challenger for the seat.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Judicial Seats

In each of the three races, Orange County Deputy District Attorneys are poised for comfortable wins.

Office No. 3

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Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Office No. 16

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Office No. 35

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

School Board

Orange County Board of Education

All three incumbents are likely to retain their seats in their respective races.

Incumbent Jorge Valdes holds a lead over opponent Beatriz Mendoza with approximately 57.01 percent of the vote, vying for representation in Area 1, covering portions of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Tustin.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Meanwhile, incumbent Ken Williams maintains an edge over opponent Nancy Watkins with 53.19 percent of the vote, aiming to represent Area 3, stretching from Brea to Irvine.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

In Area 4, incumbent Tim Shaw leads opponent David Johnson with about 59.62 percent of the vote, covering territory from La Habra to Fullerton, Buena Park, Garden Grove, and extending to Westminster.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Orange Unified School District Board

Two board trustees face likely recall amid controversy for their conservative positions.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Ballot Measures – Huntington Beach

Measure A

Voters are leaning towards enabling the city to enforce voter ID requirements in municipal elections from 2026 onwards, alongside monitoring ballot drop boxes and adding 20 new voting locations citywide, with a 53.39 percent of yes vote.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Measure B

The measure is highly probable to pass, with 57.18 percent of votes in support.

The proposal seeks to amend Huntington Beach’s charter, limiting flag displays on city property to government and military flags, alongside the POW/MIA flag, and the Olympic flag during the Summer Olympic Games.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Measure C

The measure is currently losing with 53.18 percent of voters opposing it. It proposes changes to filling city council vacancies, mandates the adoption of a two-year budget, and revises procedures for canceling city council meetings.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Ballot Measure – Irvine

Measure D, aimed at implementing city council districts in the City of Irvine and abolishing its current “at-large” method of electing city councilors, is on track for approval with 59.73 percent of the votes in support.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Ballot Measure – Westminster

Voters in Westminster are overwhelmingly approving the measure, with 61.14 percent of yes votes, to increase the sales tax in the city.

Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Updates as of 5 p.m., March 13. (Orange County Registrar of Voters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

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