The high number of contests means San Diego County voters will be getting a two-card ballot for the Nov. 8 election with races listed on the front and back. The quicker ballots are returned to the Registrar’s Office, the quicker they can be prepared for counting on Election night, saving time and taxpayer dollars.
“More than 60 percent of County voters use mail ballots and that number continues to rise,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “It’s convenient for the voter, it helps with the timely return of mail ballots and decreases the high volume of voters dropping off mail ballots at polling places on Election Day.”
Mail ballot voters can swing by any one of 22 libraries across the county, the Oceanside Civic Center or at a convenient drive-through option located at the Carlsbad Alga Norte Community Park. These drop-off locations are not early voting locations, but for mail ballots only. Each mail ballot packet contains an insert with additional information about the drop-off sites.
Registrar of Voters staff members will accept the mail ballots at the drop-off locations and follow specific protocols to maintain security. Registrar employees will also give out “I Voted” stickers.
Voters who would like to apply for a mail ballot still have time to get one before the Tuesday, Nov. 1 deadline. They can visit sdvote.com or call 858-565-5800.
Meantime, early voting is already underway at the Registrar of Voters located at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123 on the County Operations Center campus. Voters can cast their ballots there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reflect the hours at the polls, or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6.
For additional election information visit, sdvote.com or call 858-565-5800.