Orange County Officials Move to Ban Elections on All Religious Holidays

September 1, 2005

Source: Orange County Register

On September 1, 2005 the Orange County Register reported, "County officials may be moving to abolish elections on significant religious holidays for all faiths. Supervisor Bill Campbell announced the new policy on Wednesday after apologizing to Jewish community leaders for the scheduling of a special election for the 48th Congressional District on the holiest of their religious holidays. 'I am committed to seeing that this never happens again in Orange County,' Campbell said. Campbell said he would direct county employees to identify all religious holidays and then ask his colleagues to approve an ordinance abolishing elections on such days... Campbell said he would contact Assemblyman Keith Richman to help craft a bill that would seek to institute the type of changes he is seeking here across the state."